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Early Origins of the Knepp family

The surname Knepp was first found in Belgium and Luxemburg, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Luxemburg, a Grand Duchy of Erope and a province of Belgium. The House of Luxemburg is descended from Count Conrad who died 1086. Towns of the area include Viesalm, Herbeumont, Bertrix, Marche and Bastogne. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Knepp family

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Knepp Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Knepper, Kneppers, Kneper, Knepers, Knepperes, Kneppere, Knepperr, Kneepper, Knepere and many more.

Early Notables of the Knepp family

The surname was distinguished by many in this era including

  • Jean-Bernard Knepper (1638-1698), a Luxembourg advocat and notary, Mayor (Buergermeeschter) of the City of Luxembourg (1693-1698.)...

Knepp Ranking

In the United States, the name Knepp is the 10,478th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Knepp migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knepp Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Knepp, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [2]
  • Peter Knepp, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [2]
  • Christian Knepp, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Knepp (post 1700) +

  • Timothy P. Knepp, American Republican politician, Candidate for Maryland State House of Delegates District 6, 1998 [3]
  • Andrew S. Knepp, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956 [3]

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  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from on Facebook