History of your Surname
Get access to Klemp family records.Start a free trial

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 2nd edition, 2022

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

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

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 USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 57 Klemp families living in Wisconsin. This was about 35% of all the recorded Klemp's in 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 USA 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. .

View Census Data for Klemp | Data not to scale

*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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Packer
  • New Worker
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Klemp family records will you find?

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.

Search US census records for Klemp

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.

View all Klemp immigration records

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.

View all Klemp military records

You've only scratched the surface of Klemp family history

Discover More

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klemp

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Klemp family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Klemp last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial