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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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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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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