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Where did the German Knaus family come from? What is the German Knaus family crest and coat of arms? When did the Knaus family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Knaus family history?There are two distinct origins for the distinguished surname Knaus. Firstly, the name may have emerged in Bavaria, derived from the Middle High German word "knuss," meaning "bold, arrogant." Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Swabian word "Knaus," meaning "crust;" in this instance, the name would have been originally borne by a crude, tough person.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Knauss, Knaus, Knäussle, Knaust, Knauser, Knausle and many more.
First found in the area of Waiblingen. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was der Knus, who lived in the nearby town of Offingen in 1350. The young Knaus family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bavarian society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knaus research. Another 224 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1380, 1381, 1621, 1724, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Knaus History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knaus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Knaus Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Knaus Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Knaus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knaus Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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