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Klass Family History

Klass Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Klass, a Low German reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas). Compare Dutch Claes. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Klas 4.

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


Similar surnames: Glass, Klas, Klaas, Blass, Kloss, Class, Klaes, Plass, Kass, Klaus

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Where is the Klass family from?

You can see how Klass families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klass family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Klass families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Klass family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Klass's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Klass families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klass surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klass ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klass. 18% of Klass men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Klass women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klass were Clerk and Secretary.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Secretary
    6%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Klass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klass 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Klass. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Klass. For the veterans among your Klass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klass lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Klass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Klass in 1957 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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