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Origins of the Knapp surname

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About the Knapps

We have a total number of 27523 records for people with the last name Knapp.

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Where do most Knapps live?

In 1921, most Knapps lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Knapps

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 20,400 records for the Knapp surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Knapps most likely to marry?



Knapp Or Knaps

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What are the most common Knapp first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Knapps

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Knapps in 1921




Living On Own Means


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Knapps in 1921


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


Farm Hands


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