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Knupp surname

Posted: 10 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 10:44PM GMT
Surnames: Knupp
I was told that my Greatgrandfather was from Norway. I need help! I am not sure if that is where he is from originally; I am wondering if someone knows where this surname came from.

Knupp surname

Posted: 12 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jun 2001 10:44PM GMT
Surnames: Knupp
The only information that I have on my Great Grandfather is: His name is David Franklin Knupp; I don't have any other information on him, I was told from my father that he thought that he was from Norway but we can not find anything on him.
Posted: 12 Mar 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Jun 2006 6:35PM GMT
Jean, Please provide us with more information so that we can better help you.
1 - great grandfather's full name
2 - his birthdate
3 - any other information you have about him.

Take a look at the Research Tips page for ideas on where to find information on your Norwegian ancestor in the U.S.

Re: Knupp surname

Posted: 13 Nov 2013 7:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Knupp family originated in Germany. Part of the family left Germany and headed to Sweden. Another part of the family headed for England. I'm decended from the English line. If I remember correctly, a branch from the Swedish line ended up in Texas.
The Knupp name is spelled many different ways: Knupp, Knup, Canup, Canupp, Nupp, etc. Father told me our last name meant button. When I looked up German surnames, Knopf means button. There is a very good chance the family name was originally Knopf. My suspicions have been supported by other branches of the Knupp family that have traced their ancestors back to those with the last name of Knopf. There are also those decended from the Knupp family but with the spelling of Knauff, Knaugh etc. Considering that the original family name may have been Knopf, and names were spelled phonetically when given, it would explain why some family lines ended up with a version of Knupp and others with Knauff. I hope this helps in your search.

Re: Knupp surname

Posted: 7 Jan 2014 6:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
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