Klaas Family History

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Klaas Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Nikolaus, Niklaas, vernacular forms of the Greek name Nikolaos (see Nicholas).

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

Similar surnames: Klaes, Klass, Klaus, Klas, Kaas, Kloos, Laas, Glass, Glaus, Class

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Klaas Family Origin

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Klaas Family Occupations

What did your Klaas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Brick Manufactorer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klaas. A less common occupation for the Klaas family was Farming. The most common Klaas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Klaas's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Manufactorer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Klaas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Klaas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klaas 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 Klaas. 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 Klaas. For the veterans among your Klaas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klaas Life Expectancy

What is the average Klaas lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Klaas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Klaas in 1951 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klaas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klaas 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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