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Knisley Family History

Knisley Name Meaning
Respelling of Knüsli, Swabian-Alemannic (Swiss), from a diminutive of Knaus.

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

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14,197 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,042 Military Records
277 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Knisley Families

  • Number of Knisley families
     50 - 97
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Knisley families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Knisley last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Knisley census records

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Knisley Family Origin

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Knisley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Knisley

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Knisley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Knisley census records

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Knisley Civil War Service Records

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