Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east. By and large, hereditary surname were formed in Germany when areas of Thuringia, and most of the German states, were a part of the Holy Roman Empire. At this time, as the population of Europe swelled and travel became easier, people began to encounter others sharing their own name and they avoided confusion by adopting a second name. A common form of surname found in Thuringia are those that are derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Knoarr was a name for a hunchback. The distinguished name Knoarr is derived from the German word "knorre," which means "lump" or "outgrowth."
Early Origins of the Knoarr family
feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the local and national conflicts in which groups sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Knoarr family
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Knoarr Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Knor, Knorre, Knore, Knoarr, Knoare and others.
Early Notables of the Knoarr family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Knoarr family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Georg Knorr, who came to Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1734. He was followed by Johannes Knorr, who came to Philadelphia in 1751; and Johann Michael Knorr (1786). Andreas Knorr came to Philadelphia in 1862.
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