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Klink Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Slavic klink, a diminutive of klin ‘nook’, ‘corner’, ‘wedge’. German: topographic name (see Klinge 1, 2). German: habitational name from places named Klink or Klinke in Rhineland, Mecklenburg, Silesia, or East Prussia. German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of door fittings or for a border or customs officer, from Middle High German, Middle Low German klinke ‘barrier’, also ‘latch’, ‘door handle’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of iron door latches and the like, from Middle Dutch clinke ‘bolt’, ‘strap’, ‘door handle’. Compare 5 above.

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


Similar surnames: Klenk, Lind, Kring, Kline, Link, Klinker, Klipp, Zink, Blank, Klein

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Where is the Klink family from?

You can see how Klink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klink family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Klink families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Klink families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Klink's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Klink families in 1840.
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What did your Klink ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klink. 19% of Klink men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Klink women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klink were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Klink. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Klink. For the veterans among your Klink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klink lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Klink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Klink in 1941 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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