Klemm Family History

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Klemm Name Meaning

from Middle High German klem ‘narrow’, ‘tight’, ‘scarce’, hence a nickname for a thin or inhibited person, or alternatively a topographic name for someone living in a narrow, precipitous place, from the Middle High German noun form klemme ‘constriction’. short form of the personal name Klemens.

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


Similar surnames: Klemmer, Klamm, Klim, Klemp, Lemm, Klenk, Kimm, Klem, Klehm, Klee

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Klemm Family Origin

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Klemm Family Occupations

What did your Klemm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Klemm family was Keeping House. The most common Klemm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 8% of Klemm's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klemm.

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Klemm Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Klemm Life Expectancy

What is the average Klemm lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Klemm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Klemm in 1952 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klemm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klemm 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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