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Klingensmith Family History

Klingensmith Name Meaning
Partly Americanized form of the German surname Klingenschmidt, an occupational name for a swordsmith or cutler, from Middle High German klinge ‘blade’, ‘sword’ + smit ‘smith’.

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

152,810 Historical Documents with Klingensmith on Ancestry.com
13,031 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,748 Military Records
341 Immigration Records
11,517 Census and Voter Lists
125,173 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Klingensmith Families

  • Number of Klingensmith families
     159 - 315
     54 - 158
     1 - 53
     
    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 Klingensmith last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Klingensmith Family Origin

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Klingensmith Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Klingensmith

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Klingensmith Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Klingensmith Civil War Service Records

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