Kless Family History

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Kless Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Kless, a pet form of Niklaus, a German form of Nicholas.

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

Similar surnames: Kloss, Kress, Klass, Kleis, Klees, Kuss, Kloos, Klos, Klaus, Blass

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Kless Family Origin

Where is the Kless family from?

Kless Family Occupations

What did your Kless ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kless family was Carpenter. Barber, Farmer and Boot And Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kless. The most common Kless occupation in the USA was Barber. 20% of Kless's were Barbers.

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  • Barber

  • Farmer

  • Boot And Shoe Maker

  • Carpenter


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

Kless Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kless. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kless 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 467 immigration records available for the last name Kless. 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 587 military records available for the last name Kless. For the veterans among your Kless ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kless Life Expectancy

What is the average Kless lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kless life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kless in 1954 was 33, and 59 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kless

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kless ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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