Knaus Name Meaning

from Middle High German knuz ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’, ‘daring’, hence a nickname for a haughty person. in Württemberg knaus (and in Switzerland knus) also meant ‘gnarl’, hence a nickname for a short, fat, gnarled person. topographic name for someone living on a hillock, from knaus ‘hillock’ in the Swabian and Alemannic dialects of German.

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

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Knaus Family Origin

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Knaus Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Cooper

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knaus family was Cooper. The most common Knaus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Knaus's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knaus.

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Between 1951 and 2004, Knaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Knaus in 1951 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knaus

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