Knoll Family History

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Knoll Name Meaning

English and German: topographic name for someone living near a hilltop or mountain peak, 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 named with this word, for example Knole in Kent or Knowle in Dorset, West Midlands, etc. 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press


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

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Knoll Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Knoll name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Knoll. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    38%

  • Germanic Europe

    22%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Knoll Family Origin

Where is the Knoll family from?

Knoll Family Occupations

What did your Knoll ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Baker and Confectioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knoll. A less common occupation for the Knoll family was Hotelkeeper. The most common Knoll occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Knoll's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Baker

    7%
  • Confectioner

    7%
  • Hotelkeeper

    7%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Knoll ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Knoll Historical Records

What Knoll family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Knoll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knoll 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 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 Card

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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Knoll Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knoll

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knoll 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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