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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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Knittel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hermann Knittel, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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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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  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)

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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