When Harold Fred Knodt was born on 11 June 1920, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, his father, August William Knodt, was 32 and his mother, Freda Bertha Eisenberg, was 27. He died on 18 February 1944, in Solomon Islands, at the age of 23, and was buried in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States.
English: from the Middle English personal name Knotte, from knotte ‘knot’, related to, possibly confused with, but not historically identical with Cnut (Old Norse Knútr, Knut, originally a nickname from Old Norse knútr ‘knot’), found Latinized as Canutus.
German: variant of Knoth .
English: nickname, perhaps for a short, thick-set person, or for a person with a prominent tumour, wart, or boil, from a transferred use of Middle English knot(te) ‘hard or firm mass, such as that formed by a knot tied in a string’.