Klinger Family History

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Klinger Name Meaning

German and Czech: derivative of Klinge. German: see Klingler.

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

Similar surnames: Klinge, Klingner, Klingler, Slinger, Klinner, Olinger, Clinger

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Klinger Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Klinger name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Klinger. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Klinger Family Origin

Where is the Klinger family from?

Klinger Family Occupations

What did your Klinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Klinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Klinger's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klinger. A less common occupation for the Klinger family was Coal Miner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Coal Miner


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

Klinger Historical Records

What Klinger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Klinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klinger 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Klinger. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Klinger. For the veterans among your Klinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Klinger lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Klinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Klinger in 1944 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klinger 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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