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Klahr Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Klar. German: (Klähr): from a short form of the Latin personal name Hilarius (see Hillary). This surname is also found in Sweden, probably originally taken there from Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Klar, Klehr, Kahr, Klohr, Lahr, Flohr, Claar, Kehr, Ahr, Laur

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Where is the Klahr family from?

You can see how Klahr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klahr family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Klahr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Klahr families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Klahr's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Klahr families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klahr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klahr. 24% of Klahr men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Klahr women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klahr were Manager and Maid.

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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

  • Salesman
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Manager
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Machine Operator
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Salesman
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Klahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klahr 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 864 immigration records available for the last name Klahr. 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 Klahr. For the veterans among your Klahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klahr lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Klahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Klahr in 1961 was 56, and 92 in 2004.

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