Klenk Family History

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Klenk Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German glenke ‘nimble’, ‘alert’. from Middle High German klenken ‘to cause something to sound or ring’, hence a nickname for a gossip. Czech: topographic name for someone living near a maple tree, from klen ‘maple’.

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

Similar surnames: Klink, Lenk, Klein, Klee, Blank, Klunk, Krenz, Leik, Kronk, Krenke

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Klenk Family Origin

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Klenk Family Occupations

What did your Klenk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Bread Baker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klenk. A less common occupation for the Klenk family was At Pottery. The most common Klenk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Klenk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Bread Baker

  • Keeping House

  • At Pottery


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

Klenk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Klenk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klenk 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Klenk. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Klenk. For the veterans among your Klenk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klenk Life Expectancy

What is the average Klenk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Klenk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Klenk in 1944 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klenk

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