Knippen Family History

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Knippen Name Meaning

Dutch: of uncertain origin. Apparently from the verb knippen ‘to clip or snip’ or ‘to blink’, or possibly from knijpen ‘to pinch’. Alternatively, it may be a shortened form of Knippenberg.

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


Similar surnames: Kappen, Skipper, Sipper, Kniffen, Knipper, Keilen, Kniffin, Hippe

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Knippen Family Origin

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Knippen Family Occupations

What did your Knippen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knippen family was Stone Mason. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Knippen. The most common Knippen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Knippen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    33%
  • Stone Mason

    33%

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

Knippen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Knippen Life Expectancy

What is the average Knippen lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2002, in the United States, Knippen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Knippen in 1949 was 50, and 88 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knippen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knippen 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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