Kline Family History

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Kline Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch, German, and Jewish Klein. Slovenian (eastern Slovenia): probably a nickname or topographic name from klin ‘wedge’, ‘wooden peg’.

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

Similar surnames: Cline, Klink, Klinge, Klein, Pline, Kling, Lipe, Clyne, Lind, Kalina

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Kline Family Origin

Where is the Kline family from?

Kline Family Occupations

What did your Kline ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kline. A less common occupation for the Kline family was Carpenter. The most common Kline occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Kline's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Kline Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 230,000 census records available for the last name Kline. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kline 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Kline. 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 50,000 military records available for the last name Kline. For the veterans among your Kline ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kline Life Expectancy

What is the average Kline lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kline life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kline in 1940 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kline

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kline 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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