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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Short brace or bracket between a post and a tie-beam, post and rafter, or any stiffener in a similar position in a timber frame.

2 Corbel or other...

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Kneal

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

GB frequency 1881: 21 • Main GB location 1881: IoM

Manx: see Kneale.

Kneal, 1881 frequency.

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Knee

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 55 words.

1. Irish and Manx: reduced form of McNee.

2. English (Wiltshire): nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the

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Kneer

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 39 words.

1. German: Swabian nickname for a poor person scratching a living, from Middle High German ner ‘salvation’, ‘rescue’ with the

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Knee

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 121 words.

Current frequencies: GB 492, Ireland 18 • GB frequency 1881: 463 • Main GB location 1881: Wilts and Gloucs

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Wounded Knee (South Dakota/USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 86 words.

This small place is named after Wounded Knee Creek. Several theories exist as to how the creek got its name.

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McKneely

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 9 words.

Variant of Scottish and northern Irish McNeely.

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Kolano

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 26 words.

Polish: descriptive nickname for someone with some deformity or peculiarity of the knee, from kolano ‘knee’.

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Golba

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 40 words.

Polish:

1. possibly a nickname for a man with knobbly knees, from the dialect word golba ‘protruding knee’.

2. alternatively,

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Ginocchio

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 26 words.

Italian:

1. from ginocchio ‘knee’, hence probably a nickname for someone with distinctive knees.

2. from a pet form of

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Kolanko

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 38 words.

1. Polish: nickname for someone with a deformed knee, from a diminutive of Kolano.

2. Ukrainian: from a pet

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