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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.

Knaus Early Origins



The surname Knaus was 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.

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Knaus Spelling Variations


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Knaus Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Knauss, Knaus, Knäussle, Knaust, Knauser, Knausle and many more.

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Knaus Early History


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Knaus Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Knaus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knaus Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knaus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knaus Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Knaus, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753

Knaus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Knaus, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knaus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knaus (post 1700)



  • Zachary Knaus, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000
  • Whitney Knaus, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2004
  • Tim Knaus, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000
  • Chad Anthony Knaus (b. 1971), American NASCAR crew chief
  • Ludwig Knaus (1829-1910), German genre painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    8. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 24 November 2016 at 14:49.

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