Knauer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The roots of the distinguished German surname Knauer lie in the province of Silesia. The name is of several different possible origins. Firstly, it is derived from "Knau," the name of a city located in Thuringia; in this instance, it is likely that the name was originally borne by a native of Knau who had moved to another city. Alternatively, the name is derived from the Middle High German word "knur," which was used to denote a "rude person;" in this case, the name would most likely have been bestowed on a farmhand or laborer as a nickname by a city person.

Early Origins of the Knauer family

The surname Knauer was first found in the regions of Bavaria, Saxony, and Silesia. The first known instance of the name was recorded in Bavaria, where one called Knur was living in 1138. The young Knauer family was instrumental in the development of medieval German society, and played an important role in the history of the region.

Important Dates for the Knauer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knauer research. Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1138, 1275, 1375, 1630, 1741, 1769, 1802, 1841, and 1849 are included under the topic Early Knauer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Knauer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Knauer, Knur, Knure, Knuwer, Knawer, Knauert and many more.

Early Notables of the Knauer family (pre 1700)

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Knauer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knauer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sacharias Knauer, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Andreas Knauer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Hans Knauer, who landed in Maryland in 1751 [1]
  • Hans Peter Knauer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Johan Melchior Knauer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Knauer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Knauer, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Christian Knauer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [1]
  • Anna Knauer, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [1]
  • William Knauer, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860 [1]
  • Wilhelm Knauer, aged 61, who arrived in South Dakota in 1889 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Knauer (post 1700)

  • Wilhelm F. Knauer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Superior Court Judge in Pennsylvania, 1954; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960 (alternate), 1964 [2]
  • Rudolph Knauer, American politician, Mayor of Sandusky, Ohio, 1953 [2]
  • Haryaksha Gregor Knauer, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Arizona, 2012 [2]
  • Fred Knauer, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972 [2]
  • E. F. Knauer, American politician, Mayor of Du Quoin, Illinois, 1915-16 [2]
  • Marlon Knauer (b. 1987), German singer
  • Friedrich "Wilhelm Karl" Knauer (b. 1897), German physical chemist
  • Anja Knauer (b. 1979), German actress
  • Werner Knauer (b. 1926), German artist
  • Margot Knauer (b. 1898), well-known German writer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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
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