Knoll Name Meaning

English and German: topographic name for someone living near a hilltop or mountain peak, from Middle English knolle ‘hilltop’, ‘hillock’ (Old English cnoll), Middle High German knol ‘peak’. In some cases the English name is habitational, from one of the many places named with this word, for example Knole in Kent or Knowle in Dorset, West Midlands, etc. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a peasant or a crude clumsy person, from Middle High German knolle ‘lump’, ‘clod’, German Knolle.

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


Similar surnames: Knell, Kroll, Noll, Doll, Knoell, Toll, Koll, Knock, Knox, Nolle

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Knoll Family Origin

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Knoll Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    62%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Boss Railroad

    8%
  • Farm Labourer

    8%

In 1881, the most common Knoll occupation in Canada was Farmer. 62% of Knoll's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Boss Railroad were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knoll. A less common occupation for the Knoll family was Farm Labourer.

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Knoll Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Knoll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Knoll in 1945 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knoll

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