Frederick Knickerbocker in the US

  1. #54,992,666 Frederick Kneisley
  2. #54,992,667 Frederick Kneuppel
  3. #54,992,668 Frederick Kneutter
  4. #54,992,669 Frederick Knicely
  5. #54,992,670 Frederick Knickerbocker
  6. #54,992,671 Frederick Knie
  7. #54,992,672 Frederick Kniese
  8. #54,992,673 Frederick Kniesler
  9. #54,992,674 Frederick Knigge
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Meaning & Origins

From an Old French name of Germanic origin, from fred, frid ‘peace’ + rīc ‘power, ruler’. It was adopted by the Normans and introduced into Britain by them, but did not survive long. Modern use in Britain dates from the 17th century, and it became more frequent in the 18th among followers of the Elector of Hanover, who in 1714 became George I of England. It was reinforced by the vogue for Germanic names in Victorian times.
325th in the U.S.
Americanized spelling of the Dutch occupational name Knickerbacker ‘marble baker’, i.e., a baker of children's clay marbles. This lowly occupation became synonymous with the patrician class in NYC through Washington Irving's attribution of his History of New York (1809) to a fictitious author named Diedrich Knickerbocker. By the late 1850s the term had also come to denote a type of loose breeches gathered below the knee, evidently because of the resemblance of the garment to the breeches of the Dutchmen in Cruikshank's illustrations to Irving's book.
10,608th in the U.S.

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