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Kleven Family History

Kleven Name Meaning
German: habitational name for someone from a place called Klevenow.German: variant of Kleve.Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads all over Norway named Kleven, from the definite singular form of Kleve.

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

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10,797 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
861 Military Records
1,524 Immigration Records
5,172 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kleven Families

  • Number of Kleven families
     34 - 66
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kleven last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kleven census records

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Kleven Family Origin

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Kleven Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kleven

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Kleven Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kleven census records

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Kleven Civil War Service Records

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