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Knechtel Name Meaning

German: diminutive of Knecht .

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


Similar surnames: Knecht, Knochel, Kneisel, Bechel, Knebel, Brechtel, Bechtel, Prechtel

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Where is the Knechtel family from?

You can see how Knechtel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knechtel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Knechtel families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 146 Knechtel families living in Ontario. This was about 91% of all the recorded Knechtel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Knechtel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knechtel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knechtel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Knechtel. 31% of Knechtel men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Knechtel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knechtel were Income and Clerk. .

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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
    31%
  • Student
    11%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Income
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Knechtel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knechtel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Knechtel. 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 540 military records available for the last name Knechtel. For the veterans among your Knechtel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knechtel lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Knechtel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Knechtel in 1962 was 77, and 63 in 2004.

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