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.
Early Origins of the Knollman family
The surname Knollman was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Knollman family
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Knollman 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.
Early Notables of the Knollman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Knollman family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Knollman (post 1700)
- Ann Knollman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2004 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html