Knauss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Knauss family
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.
Early History of the Knauss family
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Knauss Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Knauss, Knaus, Knäussle, Knaust, Knauser, Knausle and many more.
Early Notables of the Knauss family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Knauss is the 17,281st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Knauss migration to the United States +
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 
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Knauss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Knauss, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857 
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
- 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
- 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 
- Frieder Knauss (b. 1922), well-known German artist
- Melania Knauss (b. 1974), Slovenian fashion model, married to business tycoon Donald Trump
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html