Klassen Family History

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Klassen Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Klass, a Low German reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Klausen, Klass, Lassen, Clausen, Klauser, Classen, Claassen, Klasen

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Klassen Family Origin

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Klassen Family Occupations

What did your Klassen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Klassen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Klassen's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klassen. A less common occupation for the Klassen family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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

Klassen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Klassen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klassen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Klassen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Klassen. 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 Klassen. For the veterans among your Klassen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klassen Life Expectancy

What is the average Klassen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Klassen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Klassen in 1956 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klassen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klassen 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.

Famous Klassen Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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