When Anna Maria Knapp was born on 15 November 1831, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Knapp, was 59 and her mother, Albacinda Barnum, was 41. She married Horace Gillette Cleveland on 5 January 1853, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 19 January 1886, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.
German: occupational or status name from the German word Knapp(e), a variant of Knabe ‘young unmarried man’. In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings ‘servant, apprentice’, and ‘miner’. This surname is also found elsewhere in central Europe, e.g. in Czechia and Slovakia, where it is more commonly spelled Knap (compare 3 below).
German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person, of the same ultimate origin as 1 above.
Germanized or Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Slovak, Rusyn, and Slovenian Knap , a surname of ultimately German origin (see 1 above).