Knick Family History

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Knick Name Meaning

German: from Knick ‘hedge’, ‘boundary’, hence a topographic name for someone living near a hedge or hedged enclosure or a metonymic occupational name for someone who lays hedges. Hedging is a characteristic feature of the pastureland of Holstein, Mecklenburg, Westphalia, and Lower Saxony.

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

Similar surnames: Knock, Krick, Nock, Kruck, Klink, Bick, Krock, Klick, Unick, Mick

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Knick Family Origin

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Knick Family Occupations

What did your Knick ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Knick occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Knick's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Knick family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knick.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Butcher


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Knick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Knick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knick 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 402 immigration records available for the last name Knick. 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 Knick. For the veterans among your Knick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knick Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2003, in the United States, Knick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Knick in 1952 was 34, and 80 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knick 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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