MacKnight Family CrestThe Irish and Scottish surname MacKnight is an anglicized form of the Scottish name  
Mac Neachtain, which is usually anglicized as McNaughton.The name is  a patronymic from the personal name Neachtan, a name of the god of water in Irish mythology. This is cognate with Latin Neptunus ‘Neptune’, the Roman sea-god. The name is first recorded in 1296 when Gilbert Makenaught of Dunfrieshireis recorded in the calendar of documents relating to Scotland, during the reign of King John Ballion, King of Scotland, 1292 - 1296.

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