Claes Family History

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Claes Name Meaning

Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Nik(o)laas (see Nicholas, Claassen, Claus).

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

Similar surnames: Claeys, Klaes, Claus, Class, Klaus, Glaus, Lees, Clasen, Claps, Clem

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Claes Family Origin

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Claes Family Occupations

What did your Claes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Claes family was Showcase Mfg.. The most common Claes occupation in the USA was Manufactorer. 33% of Claes's were Manufactorers. Manufactorer and Showcare Manufaturer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Claes.

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  • Manufactorer

  • Showcare Manufaturer

  • Showcase Mfg.


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Claes ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Claes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Claes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Claes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Claes. For the veterans among your Claes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Claes Life Expectancy

What is the average Claes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2003, in the United States, Claes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Claes in 1942 was 47, and 51 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Claes ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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