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Klett Family History

Klett Name Meaning

topographic name from Bavarian dialect glet ‘smallholding’ (a word of Slavic origin). variant of Klette.

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


Similar surnames: Kett, Klette, Kletter, Klatt, Lett, Platt, Klebe, Nett, Knott, Klenk

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Where is the Klett family from?

You can see how Klett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Klett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Klett families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Klett's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Klett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klett. 14% of Klett men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Klett women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klett were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    17%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Klett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klett 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Klett. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Klett. For the veterans among your Klett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klett lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Klett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Klett in 1949 was 47, and 68 in 2004.

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