Knebel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Knebel family

The surname Knebel was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Knebel family

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Knebel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kneubuhl, Knöbel, Kneubel, Knebel, Knobelsdorff, Knobelmann, Knobeler, Knobeln and many more.

Early Notables of the Knebel family (pre 1700)

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United States Knebel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knebel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christian Knebel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Hans Knebel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Johann Georg Knebel, who arrived in America in 1773 [1]
  • Johannes Knebel, who landed in America in 1773 [1]
  • Susanna Knebel, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787 [1]
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Knebel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Philipp Knebel, who settled in Texas in 1845
  • Martin Knebel, aged 45, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Heinrich Peter Knebel, aged 26, who landed in North America in 1850 [1]
  • Franz Adam Knebel, who arrived in Brazil in 1855 [1]
  • Georg Knebel, who landed in North America in 1857 [1]
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Knebel Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Herman Knebel, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1902 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Knebel (post 1700) +

  • Corey Knebel (b. 1991), American professional baseball player
  • John Albert Knebel (b. 1936), American politician, United States Secretary of Agriculture 1976–1977
  • Fletcher Knebel (1911-1993), American author
  • Simon Knebel, American politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Senate 8th District, 1910 [2]
  • August Knebel, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 37th District, 1915-18 [2]
  • Karl Ludwig von Knebel (1744-1834), German poet and translator, born at the Castle of Wallerstein (near Nördlingen) in Franconia
  • Gottfried Knebel (b. 1908), German botanist
  • Maren Knebel, German two-time gold medalist sprint canoer
  • Andreas Knebel (b. 1960), East German Olympic silver medalist athlete at the 1980 Summer Olympics
  • Joseph Knebel (1854-1926), Russian publisher who founded Russia's first specialized publishing house for fine art
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  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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