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Klar Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German and Middle Low German klar ‘pure’, ‘beautiful’, ‘clear’. German: metronymic from the female personal name Klara, equivalent of Clara (see Clair and Sinclair). German: from a short form of the Latin personal name Hilarius (see Hillary). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Klar ‘clear’, ‘beautiful’. 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: Klahr, Haar, Lau, Klas, Clare, Bar, Kar, Clar, Klee, Flad

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Klar Family Origin

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Klar Family Occupations

What did your Klar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Klar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Klar's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Klar family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klar.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Shoemaker

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

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

Klar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Klar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klar 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Klar. 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 Klar. For the veterans among your Klar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klar Life Expectancy

What is the average Klar lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Klar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Klar in 1956 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klar 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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