First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Knowlie, Knowls, Nowles
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a
hill or by a hillock, from a genitive or plural form of Middle English
knoll ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll; see
Knoll), or habitational name from any of the many places named
with this word.
- Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó
Tnúthghail (see Newell).
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