× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The ancient and distinguished German surname Knoop is derived from "Knoop," the name of a town in the northern region of Schleswig-Holstein. This place name can be literally translated as "hilly land." Alternatively, the name may be a Low German variation of "Knopf," a surname that developed from a nickname meaning "short, chubby fellow."

Knoop Early Origins



The surname Knoop was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name is thought to have originated. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Knoop was a native of Knoop who had settled in another city. The young Knoop family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of the medieval society of Schleswig-Holstein.

Close

Knoop Spelling Variations


Expand

Knoop Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Knoop, Knop, Knüp, Knopf and others.

Close

Knoop Early History


Expand

Knoop Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knoop research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1319, 1368, 1399, 1420, 1679, 1828, 1861, and 1880 are included under the topic Early Knoop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Knoop Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Knoop Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knoop Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knoop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Knoop, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733

Knoop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Knoop, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1828
  • Joh Heinr Knoop, who landed in America in 1844
  • Julius Knoop, who arrived in America in 1867
  • Anna Knoop, aged 35, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Chas. Knoop, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Breddorf, Germ., in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Knoop Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emma Knoop, aged 15, who emigrated to the United States from Dortmund, Germany, in 1909
  • Carl Knoop, aged 25, who landed in America from Berlin, Germany, in 1910
  • Antonie Knoop, aged 63, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Friedrich Knoop, aged 22, who settled in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1911
  • Georg Knoop, aged 17, who landed in America from Hamburg, Germany, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Knoop (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Knoop (post 1700)



  • William Knoop, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Dresden, 1874; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul in Dresden, 1884; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Dresden, 1897
  • Werner Caldwell Knoop, American politician, Mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1957-62
  • Franz Knoop (1875-1946), prominent German biochemist
  • Mark Knoop (b. 1972), Australian pianist
  • Annelies Knoop (b. 1954), famous Dutch ballerina and actress

Close

Knoop Family Crest Products


Expand

Knoop Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

    The Knoop Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knoop 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 16 July 2016 at 09:31.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest