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Klinge Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived in a valley or ravine, or near a mountain stream, Middle High German klinge ‘murmuring brook’. There are many places named with this word, and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of them. North German: topographic name for someone living near a ford or on boggy moorland, from Low German klinge ‘ford’, ‘muddy heath’, or a habitational name from Klinge in Schleswig-Holstein, Klingen, or any of several other places containing the element klinge ‘ford’. German and Danish: metonymic occupational name for a cutler or swordsmith, from Middle High German klinge ‘metal blade’, ‘sword’ (a later imitative derivative of klingen ‘to ring or clatter’). Dutch and Belgian: topographic name meaning ‘valley’ or habitational name from places named Klinge in East Flanders and Zeeland. Swedish: variant of Kling.

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


Similar surnames: Linge, Linde, Klink, Kring, Kling, King, Winge, Slinger, Klingner

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Where is the Klinge family from?

You can see how Klinge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klinge family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Klinge families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Klinge family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Klinge's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Klinge families in 1840.
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What did your Klinge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klinge. 26% of Klinge men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Klinge women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klinge were Farming and Operator. .

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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
    26%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Operator
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Klinge. For the veterans among your Klinge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klinge lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Klinge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Klinge in 1950 was 33, and 83 in 2004.

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