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Knabe Family History

Knabe Name Meaning
German: status name for a young man or a page, from Middle High German knabe. In aristocratic circles this term denoted a page or squire (a youth destined to become a knight), while among artisans it referred to a journeyman’s assistant or (as a short form of Lehrknabe) ‘apprentice’. In the 15th century a semantic split between Knabe and its variants Knape, Knapp(e) resulted in Knabe meaning ‘boy’ and Knapp(e) ‘servant’, ‘apprentice’, and ‘miner’ in modern German.

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

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Name Distribution of Knabe Families

  • Number of Knabe families
     14 - 26
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Knabe families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Knabe Family Origin

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Knabe Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Knabe

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Knabe Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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