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Klein Family History

Klein Name Meaning
German, Dutch (also de Klein(e)) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Dutch, German klein ‘small’, or Yiddish kleyn. This was a nickname for a person of small stature, but is also often found as a distinguishing name for a junior male, usually a son, in names such as Kleinhans and Kleinpeter. EG, AB, DEB This name is common and widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Klein Families

  • Number of Klein families
     1,583 - 3,163
     528 - 1,582
     1 - 527
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Klein families
     129 - 255
     44 - 128
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Klein families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Klein Family Origin

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Klein Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Klein

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Klein Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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