Knut History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Knut family

The surname Knut was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Knut family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knut research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1845 is included under the topic Early Knut History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Knut Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Knuyt, Knuyte, Knuytes, Knuytt, Knuytse, Knnuyt, Knuytez, Knuyts, Knuytts, Knuyyt, Knuiyt, Knuit and many more.

Early Notables of the Knut family (pre 1700)

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United States Knut migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Knut Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Nicol Knut, who settled in America sometime between 1709 and 1710
  • John Nichs Knut, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • John Nichs Knut, aged 24, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Christian Knut, who settled in North America in 1779
Knut Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franz Knut, who settled in Baltimore in 1889
  • Antonia Knut, who settled in Baltimore in 1889
  • Anton Knut, who settled in Baltimore in 1889

Contemporary Notables of the name Knut (post 1700) +

  • John Knut Chrispinsson (1956-2017), Swedish journalist, author and television presenter
  • Knut Utstein Kloster (1929-2020), Norwegian shipping magnate
  • Knut Conrad Borge (1949-2017), Norwegian journalist and entertainer
  • Knut Fleckenstein (b. 1953), German politician, MEP for the Social Democratic Party of Germany (2009-)
  • Knut Emil Lundmark (1889-1958), Swedish astronomer, professor of astronomy and head of the observatory at Lund University 1929-1955, eponym of the Lundmark lunar crater, co-eponym of the Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte Galaxy
  • Knut Hartvig Johannson (b. 1937), Norwegian businessperson, heir to the Joh. Johannson company
  • Knut Erik Alexander Nordahl (1920-1984), Swedish footballer
  • Knut Lindh (b. 1951), Norwegian author
  • Knut Kircher (b. 1969), German football referee
  • Knut Haus (1915-2006), Norwegian politician

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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