Kley Name Meaning

topographic name for someone living on heavy soil, from Middle Low German klei ‘clay’. habitational name from any of various places named Kley or Klei, notably in Westphalia, of uncertain origin. from the personal name Kley, a Franconian derivative of the saint’s name Eligius, or alternatively from a Rhenish short form of the personal name Nikolaus. Americanized spelling of Klee.

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


Similar surnames: Ley, Iley, Klee, Eley, Krey, Klem, Oley, Fey, Kyles, Keel

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Kley Family Origin

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Kley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Archstect

    4%
  • Baker Pro.

    4%

In 1880, the most common Kley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Kley's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Archstect were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kley. A less common occupation for the Kley family was Baker Pro..

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Kley Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Kley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kley in 1951 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kley

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