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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. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. 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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