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Did you know:

  • In 1835 John Knifton was shipwrecked while being transportation to Australia for stealing a hen
  • In 1929 Ernest Frederick Knifton was awarded an MBE
  • John (Jack) Knifton was a bare-knuckle boxer in the 1800's
  • In 1944 William Charles Knifton was awarded the British Empire Medal
  • Alfred George Knifton was awarded the Imperial Service Medal in 1956

You'll be able to discover more about these and other KNIFTONs here.


About this website

This website 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.


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 in 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
  • Gordon Knifton (of Canada) - died 25 January 1996
  • Gwendoline Knifton (born 1913)
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Henry Knifton
  • Ken and Freda Knifton (of Ibstock)
  • Norma Gertrude Knifton


Any newspaper articles, birth, marriage, death certificates, old photographs, or other information referring to or depicting a KNIFTON. Often these documents get discarded during clear-outs but I will be happy to digitally archive and safeguard them for future family researchers.


If you are a KNIFTON or a KNIFTON relative please contact me. Although I have traced 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.


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, Clayden, 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, Foster, 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, Shallcrass, 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.