Knauf Family History

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Knauf Name Meaning

German: nickname for a short, chubby man, from Middle High German knouf ‘knob’, ‘button’, ‘pommel’.

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

Similar surnames: Knaup, Knaus, Knopf, Knabe, Krapf, Kraus, Gnau, Knapp, Knaff, Lauf

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Knauf Family Origin

Where is the Knauf family from?

Knauf Family Occupations

What did your Knauf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Knauf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Knauf's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Knauf family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knauf.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Coal Miner

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Knauf ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Knauf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Knauf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knauf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 934 immigration records available for the last name Knauf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Knauf. For the veterans among your Knauf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knauf Life Expectancy

What is the average Knauf lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Knauf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Knauf in 1945 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knauf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knauf ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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