Knipp Family History

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Knipp Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone whose work involved clipping or snipping. German: nickname for an unimportant person, from Middle Low German knippe ‘snap of the fingers’, ‘trick’.

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

Similar surnames: Knopp, Knapp, Kneipp, Klipp, Nipp, Kipp, Kropp, Knopf, Kopp, Kapp

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Knipp Family Origin

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Knipp Family Occupations

What did your Knipp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knipp family was Farming. The most common Knipp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Knipp's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knipp.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Knipp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Knipp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knipp 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 974 immigration records available for the last name Knipp. 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 Knipp. For the veterans among your Knipp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knipp Life Expectancy

What is the average Knipp lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Knipp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Knipp in 1952 was 59, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knipp 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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