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Clore Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Klor (from a short form of the medieval personal name Hilarius (see Hillary) or Klar).

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


Similar surnames: Flore, Core, Glore, Cloer, Close, Cloe, Lore, Claire, Coor, Clare

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Where is the Clore family from?

You can see how Clore families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clore family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clore families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Clore families living in Kentucky. This was about 47% of all the recorded Clore's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Clore families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clore surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clore ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Clore. 26% of Clore men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Clore women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Clore were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Teacher
    8%
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What Clore family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Clore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clore 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 602 immigration records available for the last name Clore. 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 Clore. For the veterans among your Clore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clore lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Clore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Clore in 1956 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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