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Klemp Family History

Klemp Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German klambe ‘clamp’, ‘pliers’; hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of such tools.

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


Similar surnames: Kemp, Lemp, Klemm, Klepp, Klomp, Kamp, Komp, Klipp, Kneip, Klenk

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Where is the Klemp family from?

You can see how Klemp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klemp family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Klemp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 57 Klemp families living in Wisconsin. This was about 35% of all the recorded Klemp's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Klemp families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klemp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klemp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klemp. 23% of Klemp men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Klemp women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klemp were Foreman and New Worker.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Foreman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Packer
    18%
  • New Worker
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Klemp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klemp 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 907 immigration records available for the last name Klemp. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Klemp. For the veterans among your Klemp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klemp lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Klemp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Klemp in 1952 was 36, and 87 in 2004.

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