Claessens Family History

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Claessens Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Claassen, Classen, Claussen, Cassens, Clemmens, Lassen, Coussens

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Claessens Family Origin

Where is the Claessens family from?

Claessens Family Occupations

What did your Claessens ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Claessens occupation in the USA was Keeps House. 100% of Claessens's were Keeps Houses.

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  • Keeps House


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

Claessens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 640 census records available for the last name Claessens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Claessens 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Claessens. 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 284 military records available for the last name Claessens. For the veterans among your Claessens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Claessens Life Expectancy

What is the average Claessens lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Claessens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Claessens in 1960 was 64, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Claessens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Claessens 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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