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Subject: Re: [GM-L] Connecticut--I wish, I wish! - KNAPP
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 22:03:08 EDT
The Banks book lists Nicholas and William Knapp, coming from Bures, St. Mary,
Suffolk to Watertown.
In "Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700"
compiled by Frank R. Holmes I found:
From the German word knappe, a lad, boy, servant, workman; a squire. The
family originated in the province of Saxony, Germany. The English lineage
traced to Roher Knapp, of County Sussex, England, 1540.
AARON, came to Plymouth, Mass., 1638; in 1643 removed to Taunton, Mass.
NICHOLAS, b. Eng., came in 1630 to N.E.; settled at Watertown, Mass.; removed
1646 to Stamford, Conn.
ROGER, was at New Haven, Conn., 1643.
WILLIAM, carpenter, b. Eng., 1578, was at Watertown, 1630.