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Did you know:

  • Ernest Frederick Knifton was awarded an MBE in 1929
  • John (Jack) Knifton was a bare-knuckle boxer in the 1800's
  • William Charles Knifton was awarded the British Empire Medal in 1944
  • Alfred George Knifton was awarded the Imperial Service Medal in 1956
  • John Frederick Knifton became a Captain with the honary rank of Major in 1949
  • Brothers Charles & James Knifton went to war and never returned home

Discover more about these and other KNIFTONs here.


About this web site

This web site is part of my one-name study of the KNIFTON surname and is being built as a reference and contact point for people interested in the KNIFTON family tree and family history. Information is regularly added to the site and my aim is to provide verified factual data, such as birth or marriage dates, and to include more personal insights into the lives of various KNIFTONs, such as photographs, signatures, and family biographies.


This update includes

  • new photographs
  • new surnames traced to the KNIFTON family tree
  • 'under-the-bonnet' improvements to remove a few display related glitches

Do you know any of these KNIFTONs ?

During recent research I came across documents mentioning these people. However, I have been unable to place them on the KNIFTON family tree. If you are a descendant of any of these people or know anything about them I would be very pleased to hear from you.

  • Alderman Charles Henry Knifton CBE
  • David Knifton - died February 1998
  • Doreen Knifton - died April 1989
  • Edna May Knifton (of Coalville) 1911-2006
  • Enid Margaret (“Peggy”) Knifton (nee Stephens) 1914-2007
  • Freda Knifton (of Ibstock) 1931-2003
  • Gordon Knifton (of Canada) - died 25 January 1996
  • Ken Knifton (of Ibstock)
  • Norma Gertrude Knifton
  • Robert Samuel Knifton (of Coalville)


Any newspaper articles, birth, marriage, death certificates, old photographs, or other information referring to or depicting a KNIFTON. Often these documents get thrown away during clear-outs but I will be happy to digitally archive and safeguard them for future family researchers. Also, if you come across any KNIFTON memorial which is not included in this web site please let me know.


If you are a KNIFTON or a KNIFTON relative please contact me. Although I have managed to trace several branches to KNIFTONs now living in England, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and the United States, there are still many open ends. I would like to hear from you if you have an interest in our family history or are a KNIFTON descendant. With your help the origins of the KNIFTON family tree branches can be traced. Please contact me at the email address below.


Please use the navigation links above to browse various information about KNIFTON family members. In many cases further detail is available by email.


Other surnames which I have traced to the KNIFTON family tree include:


Abbott, Adams, Aldred, Allen, Allsop, Alton, Anderson, Annable, Anthony, Archer, Asher, Atkins, Atley, Backler, Bacon, Baker, Bailey, Bainbridge, Baldwin, Ball, Barfield, Barnett, Barr, Barron, Bates, Baxter, Beales, Beeson, Belfield, Belkins, Bell, Benn, Bennett, Best, Birkin, Blaza, Boddington, Bone, Booth, Botham, Boulton, Bounds, Bourn, Bown, Box, Boyes, Braidley, Braysher, Bridges, Brindley, Brookes, Brown, Buckley, Burrows, Butler, Byard, Calder, Cameron, Carmichael, Carrick, Carter, Chamberlain, Chandler, Charlton, Chilcott, Clarke, Cliff, Coe, Collier, Collington, Collison, Condon, Cook, Cooke, Cooper, Corbett, Cowlishaw, Cox, Craig, Crane, Cree, Cresswell, Crooks, Crump, Crutchlow, Davidson, Davies, De Sa, Deadman, Dearlove, Dexter, Dickinson, Disney, Doran, Draycott, Duck, Duffield, Duke, Duncan, Dunlop, Earby, Earfield, Edgley, Eley, Elkin, Ellis, Eminson, Emmerson, Everett, Farmer, Felstead, Fern, Fewkes, Finney, Fisher, Fitches, Flamson, Fleming, Flinn, Follows, Ford, Fountain, Fox, Frearson, Freeman, Freeth, Frost, Garner, Gay, Gennip, Gerrard, Giles, Gill, Glasspool, Gordon, Gow, Greasly, Green, Gregory, Greig, Haggis, Hampton, Hardwick, Harlow, Harris, Harrison, Hartwell, Harvey, Hawkins, Hawkesworth, Hay, Hayes, Hayward, Hemington, Henderson, Hewitt, Hind, Hitchcock, Hobday, Hodgetts, Hodgson, Holdcroft, Hollingworth, Holmes, Holt, Holwell, Hookham, Hornbuckle, Horner, Housley, Hudson, Hughes, Hunt, Illsley, Inman, James, Johnston, Jores, Kebbell, Keeling, Kidd, King, Knight, Knowles, Knudson, Lamb, Land, Lander, Langford, Langham, Lawford, Lawrence, Leaver, Leibitch, Lewis, Lockwood, Longbone, Lynam, Lythcoe, Madge, Maidment, Mallabar, Mallam, Mannen, Mansfield, Marriot, Marshall Guttridge, Martin, Mathers, Matthews, Maxfield, Maxwell, May, McCaroll, McGuckin, McGuire, McKenzie, McKinlay, Mee, Miall, Middleton, Miller, Mills, Mitchel, Morley, Mount, Muggeridge, Musgrove, Needham, Nelson, Nichol, Noonan, Oakley, Oldham, Oliver, O'Ray, Osborne, Ottey, Overton, Paphan, Parker, Parkinson, Passmore-May, Peat, Peers, Pegg, Perkins, Pettefar, Pilcher, Piper, Pixler, Powers, Poyser, Prebble, Price, Prime, Prince, Proud, Race, Radford, Ratcliffe, Reach, Reid, Revill, Reynolds, Roberts, Roden, Romanis, Rowson, Rudkin, Rushton, Russell, Sabine, Sadler, Sansome, Saunders, Savage, Scott, Seaward, Shallcross, Shardlow, Sharpe, Shaw, Shilton, Simmons, Simms, Slater, Smith, Snape, Spare, Spares, Sparrow, Spencer, Starling, Stephenson, Stevens, Stocker, Stockley, Stokes, Story, Strauss, Surrell, Symonds, Tapping, Thomas, Thompson, Thornewill, Tomlinson, Towers, Tucker, Tutley, Twinam, Tyler, Underwood, Upton, Vaisey, Vallis, Van Gennip, Verity, Vine, Walker, Wallis, Walster, Wanless, Ward, Webb, Webber, Welch, Whittaker, Widdas, Wilkinson, Williams, Wilson, Winkler, Winsor, Wood, Woodhouse, Woods, Woodward, Wright, Yates.