McKnight



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:39Armagh:25Belfast city:21Cavan:5
Clare:7Cork city:2Derry:12Donegal:10
Down:97Dublin:2Fermanagh:6Galway:1
Limerick:13Limerick city:2Louth:1Mayo:1
Meath:1Monaghan:6Tyrone:25Waterford:1
Westmeath:1

Surname Dictionary

Knight fairly numerous: all areas, especially N Munster and Connacht. Ir. Mac an Ridire(See Fitzsimons). In Ulster, it is Scottish Mac Neachtain, usually appearing as MacKnight. MIF.
Mac an Ridire Mac Knight, Knight. líonmhar: Cúige Uladh. Is cosúil gur Mac Neachtain ba shinsear don dream sa ach is cinnte gur ghlac muintir Mhic Shiomóin leis an ainm sinseartha sa san Iar-Mhí. Bíonn Knight le fáil sa Mhumhain thuaidh agus Connachta - b'fhéidir go mbeadh daoine ag maíomh gur shíolraigh siad ó ridirí!
MacKnight numerous: Ulster generally. Ir. Mac an Ridire, ridire, a knight. It may also be Scottish Mac Neachtain, from old first name Neachtan (descendant of the waters). This would account for many in Ulster. SI & GPN.
MacNeight Very rare: Down. See Mac Knight.
Managh rare: Tyrone etc. Ir. ? Manach, a monk.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Knight: 112
Managh: 3
McKnight: 278
McNeight: 14
McNight: 8

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Knights
Mac an Ridire
Mackneight
MacKnight
MacNeight
Macnight
Magknight
Managht
Manatt
McKneight
McNite


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