knight



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

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Armagh:1Belfast city:4Cavan:4Cork:5
Cork city:1Derry:4Donegal:1Down:4
Dublin:19Fermanagh:1Galway:15Kerry:1
Kildare:2Kilkenny:3Laois:4Longford:2
Mayo:19Monaghan:6Offaly:2Roscommon:4
Tyrone:1Waterford:6Westmeath:2Wicklow: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!
MacNeight Very rare: Down. See Mac Knight.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Knight: 112
McKnight: 278

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Knights
Mac an Ridire
Mackneight
MacNeight
Macnight
Magknight
Manatt
McKneight
McNite


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