Kleist Family History

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Kleist Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name of Slavic origin, from a place near Köslin in Pomerania.

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


Similar surnames: Deist, Heist, Pleiss, Kleier, Weist, Kleis, Leist, Klemish, List

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Kleist Family Origin

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Kleist Family Occupations

What did your Kleist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kleist family was Musician. The most common Kleist occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Kleist's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kleist.

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Musician

    7%

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

Kleist Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kleist Life Expectancy

What is the average Kleist lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kleist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kleist in 1953 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kleist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kleist 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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