If you are conducting some McKnight family history research then you can view the McKnight coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and McKnight surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name McKnight in Ireland is
derived from the native Gaelic Sept
Mac An Ridire. The Gaelic word 'ridire'
McRuddery is used interchangeably
with McKnight. The Sept was mainly
located in County Westmeath and
were a branch of the Fitzsimons Sept.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Canton||An Honorable charge|
|Red Rose||Signifies Beauty and Grace|
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