Knaack Family History

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Knaack Name Meaning

North German: from Low German knaak ‘bone’, hence an occupational nickname for a butcher or possibly for a knacker, or a nickname for a bony, stocky, or crude person. Compare South German Knoch.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Knack, Haack, Krack, Baack, Kauk, Staack, Raak, Knaak, Knock, Laack

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Knaack Family Origin

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Knaack Family Occupations

What did your Knaack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Knaack. 25% of Knaack men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Knaack women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knaack were Operator and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housework
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Knaack Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Knaack. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knaack census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Knaack. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Knaack. For the veterans among your Knaack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knaack Life Expectancy

What is the average Knaack lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Knaack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Knaack in 1957 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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