Knaus Family History

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Knaus Name Meaning

from Middle High German knuz ‘proud’, ‘arrogant’, ‘daring’, hence a nickname for a haughty person. in Württemberg knaus (and in Switzerland knus) also meant ‘gnarl’, hence a nickname for a short, fat, gnarled person. topographic name for someone living on a hillock, from knaus ‘hillock’ in the Swabian and Alemannic dialects of German.

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

Similar surnames: Kraus, Knauf, Knaup, Knapp, Krans, Kau, Kus, Haus, Krass, Krause

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Knaus Family Origin

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Knaus Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Knaus.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Knaus Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Knaus Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Knaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Knaus in 1951 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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