Klauer Family History

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Klauer Name Meaning

occupational name for a bailiff, later a servant in general, Middle Low German kluver (from kluven ‘to put someone in chains or handcuffs’). in northern Germany, from klaue ‘claw’, a nickname for a quick, agile man. habitational name for someone from a place called Klauen near Hildeshiem or from Klau near Aachen. in nautical slang an occupational name for someone who repaired cracked and leaking boats. in Hessen and the central Rhine area, a metonymic occupational name for someone who bred oxen, from a dialect word Klauer ‘breeding bull’.

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

Similar surnames: Klauber, Lauer, Knauer, Kauer, Gauer, Klaver, Klapper, Laufer, Kleber

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Klauer Family Origin

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Klauer Family Occupations

What did your Klauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Klauer occupation in the USA was Tinsmith. 25% of Klauer's were Tinsmiths. A less common occupation for the Klauer family was Keeping House. Tinsmith, Belle And Table Maker and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klauer.

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  • Tinsmith

  • Belle And Table Maker

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House


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Klauer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Klauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klauer 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 492 immigration records available for the last name Klauer. 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 Klauer. For the veterans among your Klauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klauer Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Klauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Klauer in 1952 was 50, and 89 in 2004.

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