Last name: KNOTT

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KNOTT : This last name is indexed 101,719 times on Geneanet!

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KNOTT : 1: English: from the Middle English personal name Knotte from knotte ‘knot’ related to possibly confused with but not historically identical with Cnut (Old Norse Knútr Knut originally a nickname from Old Norse knútr ‘knot’) found Latinized as Canutus.5: German: variant of Knoth.2: English: nickname perhaps for a short thick-set person or for a person with a prominent tumour wart or boil from a transferred use of Middle English knot(te) ‘hard or firm mass such as that formed by a knot tied in a string’.3: English: topographic name from Middle English knot(te) ‘protuberance small hill’ for someone who lived on or by a small hill or a habitational name for someone from a place called with this word such as one of those in Westmorland or Cumberland or Knott End in Lancashire.4: English: modern variant of Nott with which the name may have been confused.

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