Knisely Family History

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Knisely Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Knäusle (or of the variants Kneuss(e)l, Kneisel, or Kneissl), diminutives of Knaus.

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

Similar surnames: Knicely, Kniceley, Nicely, Kneisley, Snively, Kneisel, Kasel, Hinely

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Knisely Family Origin

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Knisely Family Occupations

What did your Knisely ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knisely family was Laborer. The most common Knisely occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Knisely's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knisely.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Knisely Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Knisely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knisely 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 273 immigration records available for the last name Knisely. 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 Knisely. For the veterans among your Knisely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knisely Life Expectancy

What is the average Knisely lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Knisely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Knisely in 1952 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knisely 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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