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There are two distinct origins for the distinguished surname Knauss. 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.

Knauss Early Origins



The surname Knauss 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 Knauss family was instrumental during this early period, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bavarian society.

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Knauss Spelling Variations


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Knauss Spelling Variations



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

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Knauss Early History


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Knauss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knauss research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1380, 1381, 1621, 1724, and 1789 are included under the topic Early Knauss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knauss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knauss Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knauss 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:

Knauss Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthon Knauss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Johan Henrich Knauss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Johannes Knauss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Christian Fried Knauss, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • John Knauss, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Knauss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Knauss, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knauss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knauss (post 1700)



  • John Atkinson Knauss (1925-2015), American oceanographer, meteorologist and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 1989 to 1993
  • Mary Ann Knauss, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1972
  • Frederic E. Knauss, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1936; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1948 (alternate), 1952
  • Francis J. Knauss, American politician, Justice of Colorado State Supreme Court, 1951-61; Chief Justice of Colorado Supreme Court, 1959-60
  • Francis J. Knauss, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Colorado 1st District, 1927; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1932
  • Daniel G. Knauss, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Arizona, 1993
  • Harold Paul Knauss (b. 1900), American physicist and author
  • Sarah DeRemer Knauss (1880-1999), American supercentenarian considered the world's oldest living person by Guinness World Records
  • Frieder Knauss (b. 1922), well-known German artist
  • Melania Knauss (b. 1974), Slovenian fashion model, married to business tycoon Donald Trump

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Knauss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knauss 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 26 November 2015 at 11:18.

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