The name ‘Knapp’ originates from England. It is derived from the habitation name from one of the places named with the Old English word ‘cnoepp’, meaning hilltop, of which there are places so called in Devon, Hertfordshire, and Sussex. It is also a topographic from the same word used independently. In German it is a status name for a servant or squire, German word ‘Knappe’ (from the Middle High German word ‘knappe’, meaning boy, lad, and the Old High German word ‘knappo’, a by form of ‘knabo’, which in itself is a cognate of the Old English word ‘cnapa’, meaning boy, servant). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Knapp’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John Knapp’, from the county of Buckinghamshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Aaron Knapp’, who is believed to h… Coat of arms: Argent a cro…
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