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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

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Klinge Family Origin

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Klinge Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Harness Maker

    7%
  • Machinist

    7%

In 1880, Keeping House, Farmer and Harness Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klinge. A less common occupation for the Klinge family was Machinist. The most common Klinge occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 14% of Klinge's were Keeping Houses.

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Klinge Historical Records

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Klinge Life Expectancy

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Famous Klinge Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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