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

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Knapp Family Origin

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Knapp Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Knapp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Knapp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Knapp family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knapp.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Knapp Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Knapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Knapp in 1942 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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