Kleffman Family History

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Kleffman Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from Middle Low German clef, cleff ‘cliff’, ‘precipice’ + man ‘man’. German: habitational name for someone from Cleve (now Kleve) or from any of various places, also in the Rhineland, called Kleff.

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


Similar surnames: Kleiman, Kleeman, Elfman, Klusman, Kietzman, Kerkman, Kelman, Roffman

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Kleffman Family Origin

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Kleffman Family Occupations

What did your Kleffman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kleffman family was Brickmaker. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Brick Layer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kleffman. The most common Kleffman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Kleffman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Cabinet Maker

    22%
  • Brick Layer

    11%
  • Brickmaker

    11%

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

Kleffman Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kleffman Life Expectancy

What is the average Kleffman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kleffman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kleffman in 1962 was 80, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kleffman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kleffman 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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