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Knittel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a dialect variant of Knüttel ‘club’, ‘cudgel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of these or possibly a nickname for a crude, loutish individual.

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


Similar surnames: Kittel, Keitel, Knitter, Tittel, Klipfel, Kitten, Distel, Kristal

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Knittel Family Origin

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Knittel Family Occupations

What did your Knittel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Knittel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Knittel's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knittel. A less common occupation for the Knittel family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Barber

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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Knittel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Knittel Life Expectancy

What is the average Knittel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Knittel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Knittel in 1951 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knittel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knittel 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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