Knapp Family History
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Knapp Name Meaning
German: occupational name or status name from the German word Knapp(e), a variant of Knabe ‘young unmarried man’. In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings ‘servant’, ‘apprentice’, or ‘miner’. German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person. English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hillock, Middle English knappe, Old English cnæpp, or habitational name from any of the several minor places named with the word, in particular Knapp in Hampshire and Knepp in Sussex. German and western Slavic: variant of Knabe.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Napp, Knopp, Kapp, Knipp, Knabe, Kamp, Kopp, Trapp, Karp, Clapp