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Knoll Surname Meaning

English and German: topographic name for someone living near a hilltop from Middle English knolle ‘hilltop hillock’ (Old English cnoll) Middle High German knol ‘peak’. In some cases the English name is habitational from one of the many places called with this word for example Knole in Kent or Knowle in Dorset West Midlands and elsewhere. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a peasant or a crude clumsy person from Middle High German knolle ‘lump clod’ German Knolle.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Knell, Kroll, Noll, Doll, Knoell, Toll, Koll, Knock, Knox, Nolle

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Where is the Knoll family from?

You can see how Knoll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knoll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Knoll families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 31 Knoll families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Knoll's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Knoll families in 1891.
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What did your Knoll ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Knoll. 100% of Knoll men worked as a Tailor and 90% of Knoll women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Knoll. 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 Cards

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Knoll. For the veterans among your Knoll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knoll lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Knoll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Knoll in 1945 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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