If you are conducting some Knight family history research then you can view the Knight coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Knight surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Knight and McKnight in Ireland
are derived from the native Gaelic Sept
Mac An Ridire. The Gaelic word 'ridire'
Ruddery is used interchangeably
with Knight. The Sept was mainly
located in County Westmeath and
was a branch of the Fitzsimons Sept.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Canton||An Honorable charge|
|Red Rose||Signifies Beauty and Grace|
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