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Knobel Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (also Knöbel): from Middle High German knübel probably a nickname for a fat person or in the sense ‘ankle’. However the term also denotes a rounded elevation and may therefore also be a topographic name for someone who lived by a knoll. Knöbel is also an archaic word for a servant a variant of Knabel . Jewish (Ashkenazic; also Knöbel): artificial name from German Knobel (also Knöbel) ‘knot node outgrowth knuckle’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish knobl ‘garlic’.

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

Similar surnames: Kobel, Kober, Knoll, Nobel, Nebel, Kopel, Sobel, Knebel, Kabel, Kogel

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Where is the Knobel family from?

You can see how Knobel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knobel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Knobel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 5 Knobel families living in London. This was about 56% of all the recorded Knobel's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Knobel families in 1891.
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What did your Knobel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Knobel. 67% of Knobel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
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What is the average Knobel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Knobel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Knobel in 1952 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

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