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

Knittel Early Origins



The surname Knittel 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 Knittel family emerged independently during the Middle Ages. The young Knittel family played an important role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

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Knittel Spelling Variations


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Knittel Spelling Variations



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

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Knittel Early History


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Knittel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knittel research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1231, 1240, 1378, 1655, 1630, 1658, 1612, 1672 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Knittel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knittel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knittel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knittel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knittel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Knittel, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1753

Knittel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hermann Knittel, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knittel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knittel (post 1700)



  • Eric Knittel (b. 1983), German rower
  • Bastian Knittel (b. 1983), German tennis player
  • Franz Anton Knittel (1721-1792), German, Lutheran orthodox theologian, priest, and palaeographer
  • Gustav Knittel (1914-1976), German SS-Sturmbannführer (Major) in the 1st SS Division Leibstandarte
  • Krzysztof Knittel (b. 1947), Polish composer of symphonic, chamber, stage and electroacoustic works
  • Herman Emanuel "John" Knittel (1891-1970), Swiss prominent author

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Knittel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knittel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 August 2014 at 13:52.

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