Knell Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone living by a knoll or hilltop, from Middle English knelle (Old English cnyll(e), cnell(e), a derivative of Old English cnoll), or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, for example Knell or Knelle in Sussex. South German: from Middle High German knellen ‘to cause to explode’, ‘to snap one’s fingers’, hence a nickname for a noisy, loud-mouthed person, or in Swabia and Bavaria for someone who cursed a lot.

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


Similar surnames: Knoll, Nell, Kell, Dell, Snell, Krell, Hell, Knoell, Keil, Kiehl

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Knell Family Origin

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Knell Family Occupations

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  • School

    30%
  • Farmer Son

    20%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Farmer Son School

    10%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Knell family was Farmer Son School. School, Farmer Son and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knell. The most common Knell occupation in Canada was School. 30% of Knell's were Schools.

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Knell Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Knell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Knell in 1950 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knell

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