Knack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Knack family

The surname Knack was first found in Austria where they held a family seat. The family name emerged in the region lending their influence to the development from early tribal conflicts to a nation which would eventually become an integral part of the Habsburg Empire.

Important Dates for the Knack family

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Knack Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Knecht, Knechtel, Knechtli, Knechtges, Knechte and many more.

Early Notables of the Knack family (pre 1700)

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Knack migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knack Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carsten Knack, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1841 [1]
  • Cornel Knack, aged 43, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]
  • Georges Knack, aged 40, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]
  • Johann Knack, aged 16, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]
  • Peter Knack, aged 14, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]
Knack Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Elise Knack, who landed in Chile in 1912 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Knack (post 1700)

  • Ruth E. Knack, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Lapeer County, 1960 [2]
  • Mrs. G. W. Knack, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1932 [2]

Historic Events for the Knack family

Bismarck
  • Helmut Knack (1920-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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