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

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Knepshield Family Origin

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Knepshield Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Coal Hauler

    8%
  • Coal Hauling

    8%
  • Coal Merchant

    8%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knepshield family was Coal Merchant. Farmer, Coal Hauler and Coal Hauling were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knepshield. The most common Knepshield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Knepshield's were Farmers.

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Knepshield Life Expectancy

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