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Klehm Family History

Klehm Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of the personal name Klement (see Clement).

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


Similar surnames: Klem, Klemm, Klehr, Klim, Kehm, Klahr, Gehm, Kehr, Clem, Kiehl

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Where is the Klehm family from?

You can see how Klehm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klehm family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Klehm families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 18 Klehm families living in Wisconsin. This was about 27% of all the recorded Klehm's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Klehm families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klehm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klehm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klehm. 22% of Klehm men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Klehm women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klehm were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Machinist
    18%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    43%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Klehm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klehm 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 151 immigration records available for the last name Klehm. 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 489 military records available for the last name Klehm. For the veterans among your Klehm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klehm lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Klehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Klehm in 1958 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

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