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Knapper Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hillock (see Knapp), or habitational name for someone from a place named with this word. English: possibly a variant spelling of Napper, a variant of Napier. German (also Knäpper): habitational name from either of two places in Westphalia named Knapp. German (Knäpper): unflattering nickname from an agent derivative of knappen ‘to be stingy’ or, in some places, ‘to grab or snatch’.

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


Similar surnames: Napper, Knapp, Klapper, Kapper, Clapper, Knepper, Kappler, Klepper

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Knapper Family Origin

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Knapper Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Machinist

    8%

In 1880, the most common Knapper occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Knapper's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Knapper family was Machinist. Farmer, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knapper.

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Knapper Historical Records

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Knapper Life Expectancy

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