The ancient and distinguished German surname Knittel is derived from the Middle High German "knüttel," meaning "short, thick cudgel." Accordingly, Knittel is an
name or a trade name for someone who made clubs for war.
The surname Knittel was first found in the northern part of Swabia, where it is thought to have originated. The
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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of this family name include: Knuttel, Knüttel, Knuettel, Knutel, Knittel, Knettel and many more.