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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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Where is the Klenk family from?

You can see how Klenk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klenk family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Klenk families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Klenk family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Klenk's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Klenk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klenk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klenk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klenk. 32% of Klenk men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Klenk women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klenk were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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