Knepshield Family History

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Knepshield Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Knippschild, a nickname for a brave fighter, from Low German knippen ‘to shoot’, ‘flick’ + schild ‘shield’, or for a tavern owner or a beer drinker, from the same word denoting a light beer (Weissbier ‘wheat beer’).

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


Similar surnames: Deshields, Ketchie, Mansfield, Koepsel, Shield, Keppel, Kuehnel

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Knepshield Family Origin

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Knepshield Family Occupations

What did your Knepshield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knepshield family was Coal Merchant. The most common Knepshield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Knepshield's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Hauler and Coal Hauling were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knepshield.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Coal Hauler

    8%
  • Coal Hauling

    8%
  • Coal Merchant

    8%

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

Knepshield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Knepshield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knepshield 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Knepshield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Knepshield. For the veterans among your Knepshield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knepshield Life Expectancy

What is the average Knepshield lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Knepshield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Knepshield in 1953 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knepshield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knepshield 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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