Knabe Name Meaning

German: status name for a young man or a page, from Middle High German knabe. In aristocratic circles this term denoted a page or squire (a youth destined to become a knight), while among artisans it referred to a journeyman’s assistant or (as a short form of Lehrknabe) ‘apprentice’. In the 15th century a semantic split between Knabe and its variants Knape, Knapp(e) resulted in Knabe meaning ‘boy’ and Knapp(e) ‘servant’, ‘apprentice’, and ‘miner’ in modern German.

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


Similar surnames: Knapp, Knable, Kase, Kibbe, Naber, Knabb, Nave, Kade, Knebel, Babe

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Knabe Family Origin

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Knabe Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Retail Grocer

    5%
  • Cabinet Maker

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knabe family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Knabe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Knabe's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knabe.

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Between 1958 and 2004, Knabe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Knabe in 1958 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

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