Knickerbocker Family History

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Knickerbocker Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the Dutch occupational name Knickerbacker ‘marble baker’, i.e., a baker of children’s clay marbles. This lowly occupation became synonymous with the patrician class in NYC through Washington Irving’s attribution of his History of New York (1809) to a fictitious author named Diedrich Knickerbocker. By the late 1850s the term had also come to denote a type of loose breeches gathered below the knee, evidently because of the resemblance of the garment to the breeches of the Dutchmen in Cruikshank’s illustrations to Irving’s book.

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

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Knickerbocker Family Origin

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Knickerbocker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knickerbocker family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knickerbocker. The most common Knickerbocker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Knickerbocker's were Farmers.

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