Knapper Family Genealogy Forum
How nice to hear from our family in Norway. I have always been aware that there are Knappers in Norway, Holland and Germany but how we are all related I don't know.When I was young I had Scandinavian features blue eyes and very blond hair so I guess that there must be Scandinavian stock in my genes somewhere. There is an old family story that said that my family came from Holland to help Oliver Cromwell fight the royalists in the 17th century. I don't know how true this is. We have never been a bloodthirsty bunch of Knappers! As far as I have found out my family have lived around Stoke on Trent since the early 1800's but I am only really just starting to trace my family back. It is true however that there are more Knappers in the Stoke on Trent telephone directory than anywhere else in the UK. Wouldn't it be great if we could find Knapper links that span the North Sea!!
My very best wishes