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Knick Family History

Knick Name Meaning
German: from Knick ‘hedge’, ‘boundary’, hence a topographic name for someone living near a hedge or hedged enclosure or a metonymic occupational name for someone who lays hedges. Hedging is a characteristic feature of the pastureland of Holstein, Mecklenburg, Westphalia, and Lower Saxony.

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

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Name Distribution of Knick Families

  • Number of Knick families
     17 - 31
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Knick families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Knick last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Knick Family Origin

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Knick Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Knick

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Knick Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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