When Rev Ezra Russell Knapp was born on 14 September 1820, in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, United States, his father, John Knapp, was 48 and his mother, Lucy Merwin, was 40. He married Minerva Clarinda Starkey on 5 January 1841, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 17 June 1900, in Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Clarion, Clarion, Pennsylvania, 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).
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