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Cloer Family History

Cloer Name Meaning

German: variant of Kloer and in North America also an altered form of this or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname such as Klar or of its variant Klaar. Compare Cloar and Clore .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Clower, Cater, Lier, Cryer, Comer, Cofer, Claar, Loner, Cloe, Cromer

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Where is the Cloer family from?

You can see how Cloer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cloer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cloer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Cloer family living in Alabama. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cloer's in USA. Alabama and 1 other state had the highest population of Cloer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cloer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cloer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cloer. 37% of Cloer men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Cloer women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cloer were Barber and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Barber
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    19%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 161 immigration records available for the last name Cloer. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Cloer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Cloer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Cloer in 1947 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

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