The ancient and distinguished German surname Knittle is derived from the Middle High German "knüttel," meaning "short, thick cudgel." Accordingly, Knittle is an occupational
name or a trade name for someone who made clubs for war.
Early Origins of the Knittle family
The surname Knittle 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 Knittle family emerged independently during the Middle Ages. The young Knittle 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 Knittle family
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Knittle Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Knuttel, Knüttel, Knuettel, Knutel, Knittel, Knettel and many more.
Early Notables of the Knittle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Knittle 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Knittle (post 1700)
- J. B. Knittle, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Columbia County, 1879-82 CITATION[CLOSE]
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