The ancient and distinguished German surname Knutter is derived from the Middle High German "knüttel," meaning "short, thick cudgel." Accordingly, Knutter is an occupational
name or a trade name for someone who made clubs for war.
Early Origins of the Knutter family
The surname Knutter 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 Knutter family emerged independently during the Middle Ages. The young Knutter family played an important role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.
Early History of the Knutter family
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Knutter Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Knuttel, Knüttel, Knuettel, Knutel, Knittel, Knettel and many more.
Early Notables of the Knutter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Knutter family to the New World and Oceana
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.