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Klamm Family History

Klamm Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone living in or near a gorge or ravine, from Middle High German klamm ‘gorge’, ‘ravine’, ‘pass’.

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


Similar surnames: Klemm, Kamm, Lamm, Flamm, Klammer, Kumm, Kimm, Gamm, Klim, Ramm

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Where is the Klamm family from?

You can see how Klamm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klamm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Klamm families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 31 Klamm families living in Missouri. This was about 38% of all the recorded Klamm's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Klamm families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klamm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klamm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klamm. 40% of Klamm men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Klamm women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klamm were Labor and Clerk.

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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
    40%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    24%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Klamm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klamm 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 461 immigration records available for the last name Klamm. 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 Klamm. For the veterans among your Klamm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klamm lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Klamm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Klamm in 1961 was 72, and 86 in 2004.

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