The ancient and distinguished German surname Knuettel is derived from the Middle High German "knüttel," meaning "short, thick cudgel." Accordingly, Knuettel is an occupational
name or a trade name for someone who made clubs for war.
Early Origins of the Knuettel family
The surname Knuettel 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 Knuettel family emerged independently during the Middle Ages. The young Knuettel 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 Knuettel family
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Knuettel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Knuttel, Knüttel, Knuettel, Knutel, Knittel, Knettel and many more.
Early Notables of the Knuettel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Knuettel 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.