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