Klein Name Meaning

German, Dutch (also de Klein(e)) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Dutch, German klein ‘small’, or Yiddish kleyn. This was a nickname for a person of small stature, but is also often found as a distinguishing name for a junior male, usually a son, in names such as Kleinhans and Kleinpeter. This name is common and widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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


Similar surnames: Stein, Lein, Wein, Kleyn, Plein, Kleid, Keil, Kuehn, Kamin, Levin

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Klein Family Origin

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Klein Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Tailor

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klein. A less common occupation for the Klein family was Tailor. The most common Klein occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Klein's were Farmers.

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Klein Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Klein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Klein in 1940 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klein

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