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Klema Family History

Klema Name Meaning

Czech and Serbian: from a pet form of the personal name Klement, a vernacular form of Clemens (see Clement).

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


Similar surnames: Klima, Klem, Klemm, Klemz, Klim, Klehm, Kliman, Clemo, Alexa, Clem

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Where is the Klema family from?

You can see how Klema families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klema family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Klema families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Klema families living in Iowa. This was about 37% of all the recorded Klema's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Klema families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klema surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klema ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klema. 20% of Klema men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Klema women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klema were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Sewing
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Klema. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klema 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 218 immigration records available for the last name Klema. 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 281 military records available for the last name Klema. For the veterans among your Klema ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klema lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Klema life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Klema in 1962 was 76, and 82 in 2004.

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