First name origin & meaning:
Old English: From the hills
First name variations: Knoll
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish, northern English, and northern Irish: from a genitive
or plural form of Old English cnocc ‘round-topped hill’, hence
a topographic name for someone who lived on a hilltop, or a
habitational name from one of the places in Scotland and northern
England named with this element, now spelled Knock, in
particular one in Renfrewshire.
- The surname is also borne
by eastern Ashkenazic Jews as an Americanized form of one or more
like-sounding Jewish surnames.
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