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Knettel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient and distinguished German surname Knettel is derived from the Middle High German "knüttel," meaning "short, thick cudgel." Accordingly, Knettel is an occupational name or a trade name for someone who made clubs for war.

Early Origins of the Knettel family

The surname Knettel was first found in the northern part of Swabia, where it is thought to have originated. The nickname origins of the name make it likely that several different branches of the Knettel family emerged independently during the Middle Ages. The young Knettel family played an important role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

Early History of the Knettel family

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Knettel Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Knuttel, Knüttel, Knuettel, Knutel, Knittel, Knettel and many more.

Early Notables of the Knettel family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Knettel family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Knittel and his wife Regina M. Fueglin, who emigrated from Baden-Württemberg to Pennsylvania in 1753 with their son Johann Georg; George Knittel, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Margreta Knittel, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1816.

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