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Kleier Name Meaning

topographic name for a farmer who worked on the heavy clay soil typical of low-lying areas of northern Germany, from Middle Low German klei ‘clay’. habitational name for someone from a place called Klei or Kley (Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein).

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


Similar surnames: Klever, Leier, Kleber, Kleiber, Klauer, Kletter, Leimer, Kieler

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Where is the Kleier family from?

You can see how Kleier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kleier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kleier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Kleier families living in Kentucky. This was about 63% of all the recorded Kleier's in the USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Kleier families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kleier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kleier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kleier. 36% of Kleier men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Kleier women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kleier were Retired and Saleslady.

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    33%
  • Brass Finisher
    11%
  • Retired
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Saleslady
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kleier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kleier 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 292 immigration records available for the last name Kleier. 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 356 military records available for the last name Kleier. For the veterans among your Kleier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kleier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kleier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kleier in 1944 was 27, and 82 in 2004.

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