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The ancient and distinguished German surname Knutel is derived from the Middle High German "knüttel," meaning "short, thick cudgel." Accordingly, Knutel is an occupational name or a trade name for someone who made clubs for war.

Knutel Early Origins



The surname Knutel 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 Knutel family emerged independently during the Middle Ages. The young Knutel family played an important role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

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Knutel Spelling Variations


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Knutel Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Knuttel, Knüttel, Knuettel, Knutel, Knittel, Knettel and many more.

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Knutel Early History


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Knutel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knutel research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1231, 1240, 1378, 1655, 1630, 1658, 1612, 1672 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Knutel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knutel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knutel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knutel 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



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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    11. ...

    The Knutel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knutel 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 21 August 2014 at 13:52.

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