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Origin

KNIGHT : A term originally applied to a young man after he was admitted to the privilege of bearing arms, by a certain ceremony of great importance called knighting, which waa generally conferred by the king.

Origin of name provided by Jean Tosti

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    currong1
    (996 individuals)
    tdowling
    (928 individuals)

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    Variants of name KNIGHT

    KNECHT KNECHTGE KNEGHT KNEGT KNEICHTGE KNIGHTS KNYGHT