Hanover Knapp

August 1728–before 1776 (Age 47)
Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Hanover

When Hanover Knapp was born in August 1728, in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, his father, Ebenezar Knapp, was 25 and his mother, Jane Hanover, was 25. He married Martha Smith on 30 May 1750. He died before 1776, at the age of 46, and was buried in Massachusetts, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Hanover Knapp
Martha Smith
Marriage: 30 May 1750

Spouse and Children

30 May 1750

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name 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’, or ‘miner’.2 German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hillock, Middle English knappe, Old English cnæpp, or habitational name from any of the several minor places named with the word, in particular Knapp in Hampshire and Knepp in Sussex.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hanover in entry for Greenfield Hanover Knap, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hanover Knap in entry for Martha Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hanover Knap, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.