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The name Knollman comes from one of the family having worked as a person who held the responsibility of sounding a bell. The surname originally derived from the Old English word Kneller which referred to a Knoller or the toller of the bell. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright.

Knollman Early Origins



The surname Knollman was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Knollman Spelling Variations


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Knollman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Knollman have been found, including: Knowler, Knoller, Knollman Knowleman and others.

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Knollman Early History


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Knollman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knollman research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1618, 1691, and 1743 are included under the topic Early Knollman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knollman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knollman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knollman 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Knollman, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Knollman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Knollman, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1679

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Contemporary Notables of the name Knollman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Knollman (post 1700)



  • Ann Knollman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2004

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Knollman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Knollman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knollman 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 6 October 2015 at 13:43.

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