Kneip Family History

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Kneip Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German knip ‘knife’, in particular a cobbler’s knife, and hence probably an occupational nickname for a shoemaker.

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

Similar surnames: Kneipp, Keip, Knell, Keil, Knopp, Knapp, Klemp, Kreis, Kemp, Knipp

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Kneip Family Origin

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Kneip Family Occupations

What did your Kneip ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kneip. A less common occupation for the Kneip family was Cigar Maker. The most common Kneip occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Kneip's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cigar Maker


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

Kneip Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kneip. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kneip 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 710 immigration records available for the last name Kneip. 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 965 military records available for the last name Kneip. For the veterans among your Kneip ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kneip Life Expectancy

What is the average Kneip lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kneip life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kneip in 1942 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kneip

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kneip 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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