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Klemz Name Meaning

German: reduced form of Klemenz, a German form of Clement.

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


Similar surnames: Klemm, Klema, Klim, Klemp, Lenz, Kretz, Klem, Klitz, Klima, Klees

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Where is the Klemz family from?

You can see how Klemz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klemz family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Klemz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Klemz families living in New Jersey. This was about 67% of all the recorded Klemz's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Klemz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klemz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klemz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klemz. 27% of Klemz men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Klemz women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klemz were Conductor 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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Carpenter
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Conductor
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Klemz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klemz 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 167 immigration records available for the last name Klemz. 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 362 military records available for the last name Klemz. For the veterans among your Klemz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klemz lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Klemz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Klemz in 1957 was 60, and 83 in 2004.

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