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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. kn ie ton  [key]

Meaning & History

English surname which was derived from a place name composed of the Old English elements cnihta meaning "servant, retainer" (genitive plural of cniht) and tun "enclosure, settlement".
Added 5/5/2011 by Daisy74
Edited 5/13/2015 by Frollein Gladys and SeaHorse15