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Gutknecht Family History

Gutknecht Name Meaning
Swiss German and German: status name for a page of noble birth (Middle High German guot kneht). The name has been Americanized as Goodknecht, Goodknight, Goodnight, and Goodnite.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

30,873 Historical Documents with Gutknecht on Ancestry.com
8,095 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,133 Military Records
894 Immigration Records
3,968 Census and Voter Lists
16,783 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Gutknecht Families

  • Number of Gutknecht families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Gutknecht families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Gutknecht last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Gutknecht census records

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Gutknecht Family Origin

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Gutknecht Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Gutknecht

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Gutknecht Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Gutknecht census records

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Gutknecht Civil War Service Records

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