Klink Family History

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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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Klink Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Klink name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    39%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • European Jewish

    3%

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Klink Family Origin

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Klink Family Occupations

What did your Klink ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klink. A less common occupation for the Klink family was Carpenter. The most common Klink occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Klink's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Klink Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Klink. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klink 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 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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Draft Card

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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Klink Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klink

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klink 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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