McKnight Family Crest
The Irish and Scottish surname McKnight 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 the New World in 1668, John McKnight is recorded in immigration records in Maryland. Today there are approximately 32,000 bearers of the name in the United States.

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