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7/5/2017, 2:42 AM LMS
9/8/2013, 7:46 PM Fanny

Name Knapp
Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

Occupational name from the German word Knapp or Knappe, a variant of Knabe "young unmarried man". In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings "servant", "apprentice", or "miner". In Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person.
Added 9/8/2013 by Fanny