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Knecht Name Meaning

German and Swiss German; Dutch (also De Knecht): occupational name for a journeyman from Middle High German kneht Middle Low German Middle Dutch knecht ‘knight's assistant’ also ‘lad servant’. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace) Poland and Czechia where it is of German origin and in Belgium.

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

Similar surnames: Hecht, Luecht, Nacht, Recht, Knight, Krech, Kracht, Knoche, Pech

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Where is the Knecht family from?

You can see how Knecht families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knecht family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Knecht families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Knecht families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Knecht's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Knecht families in 1911.
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What did your Knecht ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Knecht. 100% of Knecht men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Knecht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knecht census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Knecht. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Knecht. For the veterans among your Knecht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knecht lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Knecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Knecht in 1946 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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