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Knick Family History

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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Where is the Knick family from?

You can see how Knick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knick family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Knick families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Knick family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Knick's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Knick families in 1840.
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What did your Knick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Knick. 29% of Knick men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Knick women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knick were Salesman and Housework.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housework
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Knick lifespan?

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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