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 Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|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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