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Knobel Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (also Knöbel): from Middle High German knübel, probably a nickname in the sense ‘ankle’. However, the term also denotes a rounded elevation and may therefore also be a topographic name for someone who lived by a knoll. Knöbel is also an archaic word for a servant. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Knobel ‘knot’, ‘node’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Yiddish knobl ‘garlic’.

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


Similar surnames: Kobel, Kober, Knoll, Nobel, Nebel, Kopel, Sobel, Knebel, Kabel, Kogel

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Knobel Family Origin

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Knobel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Painter

    5%
  • Tailor

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knobel. A less common occupation for the Knobel family was Tailor. The most common Knobel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Knobel's were Farmers.

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Knobel Historical Records

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Knobel Life Expectancy

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