Knecht History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Knecht family

The surname Knecht was first found in Austria where they held a family seat. The family name emerged in the region lending their influence to the development from early tribal conflicts to a nation which would eventually become an integral part of the Habsburg Empire.

Early History of the Knecht family

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Knecht Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Knecht, Knechtel, Knechtli, Knechtges, Knechte and many more.

Early Notables of the Knecht family (pre 1700)

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United States Knecht migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knecht Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Knecht, who immigrated to London, England, in 1709 with his wife and four daughters
  • Johan Jacob Knecht, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1729
  • Georg Peter Knecht, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Georg Peter Knecht, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Phillip Knecht, who settled in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1734
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Knecht Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gottfried Knecht, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806
  • Gottfried Knecht, aged 48, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Anna Franziska Knecht, who arrived in South America in 1810 [1]
  • Anna Knecht, who immigrated to South America in 1810
  • Nathaniel Knecht, aged 47, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
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Knecht Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Arnold Knecht, aged 1, who immigrated to the United States from Dresden, in 1903
  • Benno Knecht, aged 31, who landed in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1907
  • Abraham Knecht, aged 34, who settled in America from Czertkow, Austria, in 1910
  • Anna Knecht, aged 23, who settled in America from Neustardt, Germany, in 1912
  • Alwine Knecht, aged 18, who immigrated to the United States from Gomaringen, Germany, in 1922
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Canada Knecht migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knecht Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Heinrich, Wilhelm and Theodore Knecht, who, who arrived in Halifax in 1902
  • Eduard Knecht, aged 14, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Emmanual Knecht, aged 18, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Heinrich Knecht, aged 12, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Lydia Knecht, aged 40, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
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Contemporary Notables of the name Knecht (post 1700) +

  • John Knecht (b. 1947), American filmmaker
  • Karl Kae Knecht (1883-1972), American artist, cartoonist
  • Peter Knecht (1798-1852), American industrialist
  • Mary Knecht (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2004 [2]
  • Edward Knecht, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920 [2]
  • Deb Knecht, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 2004 [2]
  • August Knecht, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904 [2]
  • Justin Heinrich Knecht (1752-1817), German composer
  • John R Knecht (b. 1963), Children's author
  • Hans Knecht (1913-1996), Swiss road racing cyclist


  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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