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

Knutten Early Origins



The surname Knutten 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 Knutten family emerged independently during the Middle Ages. The young Knutten 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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Knutten Spelling Variations


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Knutten Spelling Variations



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

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Knutten Early History


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Knutten Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Knutten 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 Knutten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Knutten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Knutten Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Knutten 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. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
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    The Knutten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Knutten 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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