Knief Family History

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Knief Name Meaning

German: variant of Kneip.

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


Similar surnames: Kniep, Knier, Nier, Naef, Rief, Kien, Neef, Kief, Kiel, Knies

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Knief Family Origin

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Knief Family Occupations

What did your Knief ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Bier Bottler and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knief. The most common Knief occupation in the USA was Farmer. 62% of Knief's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Knief family was In Sugar House.

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Bier Bottler

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • In Sugar House

    8%

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

Knief Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Knief Life Expectancy

What is the average Knief lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Knief life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Knief in 1962 was 79, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knief

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knief 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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