Knauer Family History

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Knauer Name Meaning

(Silesian) nickname for a gnarled person, from Middle High German knur(e) ‘knot’, ‘gnarl’. habitational name for someone from either of two places in Thuringia called Knau.

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

Similar surnames: Klauer, Kauer, Nauer, Lauer, Gauer, Hanauer, Kacer, Naber, Bauer

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Knauer Family Origin

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Knauer Family Occupations

What did your Knauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Knauer. 14% of Knauer men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Knauer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knauer were Clerk and Saleswoman

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Saleswoman

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

Knauer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Knauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knauer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Knauer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Knauer. For the veterans among your Knauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knauer Life Expectancy

What is the average Knauer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Knauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Knauer in 1957 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knauer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knauer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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