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Klever Family History

Klever Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Kleve in the Rhineland (see Kleve 1). German: nickname for a complainer, from Middle High German klewen ‘to whine’. German: possibly from Middle Low German klever ‘clover’, also ‘resin’, ‘turpentine’, hence a metonymic occupational name either for a farmer who grew clover or perhaps for someone who collected and distilled turpentine. In the Alemannic area this was also a nickname for a bungler.

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

Similar surnames: Kleber, Klaver, Kleier, Lever, Kleven, Klepper, Kleve, Kluver, Klauer

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Where is the Klever family from?

You can see how Klever families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klever family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Klever families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 36 Klever families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Klever's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Klever families in 1880.
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What did your Klever ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klever. 50% of Klever men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Klever women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klever were Carpenter 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Klever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klever 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 304 immigration records available for the last name Klever. 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 346 military records available for the last name Klever. For the veterans among your Klever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klever lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Klever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Klever in 1961 was 66, and 74 in 2004.

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