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Kunst Family History

Kunst Name Meaning
German, Czech (Kunšt), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kunst ‘wisdom’, ‘skill’, in German-speaking communities a nickname for a knowledgeable or skillful person. Among Jewish communities, this was adopted as an ornamental name in the sense ‘knowledge’, ‘wisdom’, ‘dexterity’, or ‘art’. In Slavic regions, the word acquired negative connotations, ‘trickery’, ‘sleight of hand’, and hence ‘ridicule’, ‘scorn’, or ‘mockery’.German: from a short form of the personal name Konstantin, German form of Constantine.German: from the personal name Kunz, a short form of Konrad.

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

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Name Distribution of Kunst Families

  • Number of Kunst families
     15 - 28
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kunst families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kunst last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kunst Family Origin

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Kunst Immigration Information

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Kunst Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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