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About the study
Historical occurrences of the name
- Fred Knee (1868-1914), a printer by trade from Frome in Somerset, who became the first secretary of the London Labour Party in 1914 (to be succeeded by Herbert Morrison) and who once shared a stage with Trotsky.
- William Knee who established a Removal firm in Bristol in 1839 and who designed a purpose built removal vehicle - the pantechnicon.
From the British Surnames data base:
492 (current) 0.001%
463 (1881) 0.002%
Distribution of the name
In 1881 and in the present day the name is found predominately in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset.
Also in the USA today (probably originating from migration in the 19th Century) the numbers are 3038 or 0.001% and Australia (probably from deportation in the 17th,18th and 19th Centuries) 164 or 0.001%