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Origin and Meaning of Knickerbocker

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Knick"er*bock`er
A linsey-woolsey fabric having a rough knotted surface on the right side; used for women's dresses.
noun Knick"er*bock`er
A descendent of the early Dutch colonists of the New York City area; -- used mostly as a nickname for an inhabitant of New York state or especially New York City.

Etymology: From Diedrich KNickerbocker, the fictional author of The History of New York, in fact written by Washington Irving

Notable Persons With the Last Name Knickerbocker

Hubert was born on January 31st, 1898. Hubert is also known as Knickerbocker and H. R.. He left this life in 1949.


Cholly is also known as John W. Keller (real name); Maury Henry Biddle Paul (real name); Igor Cassini; Igor Loiewski; Liz Smith; Charles A. Van Rensselaer (real name).


Herman was born on July 27th, 1779. He died on January 30th, 1855.


Bill Knickerbocker was a baseball player. Bill was born on December 29th, 1911 in Los Angeles. He left this life on September 8th, 1963.


Austin Knickerbocker was an athlete. Austin was born on October 15th, 1918 in Stanford, New York. He died on February 18th, 1997.


I. B. Knickerbocker was a Member of the Washington State Senate for the 30th district and Member of theWashington State Senatefor the 30th district. I. was born in 1864 in Cincinnatus, New York, United States. He passed away on April 19th, 1954.


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Popularity of Knickerbocker as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Knickerbocker U.S.
  White 95.66% 64.26%
  African American 0.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.67% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.16% 16.26%

Of Last Name Knickerbocker

People with the last name Knickerbocker are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Knickerbocker

  • How Popular is the name Knickerbocker? As a last name Knickerbocker was the 11,163rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Knickerbocker? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Knickerbocker was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Knickerbocker: Your name in reverse order is Rekcobrekcink. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Kbcekcneikror. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Knickerbocker? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,834 people with the last name Knickerbocker.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Knickerbocker? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Knickerbocker as their last name since less than 1 person in 104k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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