Knepshield Family History
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Knepshield Name Meaning
Americanized form of German Knippschild, a nickname for a brave fighter, from Low German knippen ‘to shoot’, ‘flick’ + schild ‘shield’, or for a tavern owner or a beer drinker, from the same word denoting a light beer (Weissbier ‘wheat beer’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Deshields, Ketchie, Mansfield, Koepsel, Shield, Keppel, Kuehnel