Kleiman Family History

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Kleiman Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from a reduced form of German Kleinmann ‘small man’ or a variant of the Yiddish form, klayman. North German (Kleimann): topographic name for a farmer who worked on heavy clay soil (see Kleier).

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

Similar surnames: Kleeman, Kleinman, Leiman, Klein, Pleiman, Fleitman, Kleffman

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Kleiman Family Origin

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Kleiman Family Occupations

What did your Kleiman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kleiman. A less common occupation for the Kleiman family was House Keeping. The most common Kleiman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Kleiman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Butcher

  • House Keeping


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

Kleiman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kleiman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kleiman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kleiman. 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 Kleiman. For the veterans among your Kleiman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kleiman Life Expectancy

What is the average Kleiman lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kleiman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kleiman in 1953 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kleiman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kleiman 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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