Kley Family History

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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

What did your Kley ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Archstect

    4%
  • Baker Pro.

    4%

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

Kley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kley. For the veterans among your Kley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kley Life Expectancy

What is the average Kley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kley 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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