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Klingel Name Meaning

German: from Klingel ‘small bell’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of handbells or alternatively a nickname for an incessant chatterer.

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


Similar surnames: Klinge, Klipfel, Lingel, Ringel, Slinger, Krengel, Kriegel, Klingler

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Where is the Klingel family from?

You can see how Klingel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klingel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Klingel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Klingel family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Klingel's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Klingel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klingel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klingel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klingel. 15% of Klingel men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Klingel women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klingel were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 744 immigration records available for the last name Klingel. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Klingel. For the veterans among your Klingel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klingel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Klingel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Klingel in 1952 was 69, and 81 in 2004.

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