Knopp Family History
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Knopp Name Meaning
German and Dutch: from Middle Low German, knop, Middle Dutch cnoop, cnop(pe) ‘swelling’, ‘lump’, ‘knob’, ‘button’, ‘glob’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of buttons, normally of horn; a nickname for a small, rotund man; or a topographic name for someone who lived by a rounded hillock. English: from Middle English knop(pe) ‘knob’, ‘protuberance’, presumably applied as a nickname for someone with a noticeable wart or carbuncle or with knobbly knees or elbows, or possibly to someone who was small and chubby. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Knop 3.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press