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Klinker Name Meaning

German: variant of Klink 1 2 the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a road paver from Middle Dutch clinkaert ‘brick clinker paving’ or for a riveter.

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


Similar surnames: Klinkner, Klink, Kinker, Linder, Klinner, Klicker, Brinker, Sliker

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Where is the Klinker family from?

You can see how Klinker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klinker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Klinker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Klinker families living in Ohio. This was about 83% of all the recorded Klinker's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Klinker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klinker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klinker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klinker. 31% of Klinker men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Klinker women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klinker were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Klinker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klinker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 631 immigration records available for the last name Klinker. 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 Klinker. For the veterans among your Klinker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klinker lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Klinker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Klinker in 1949 was 41, and 87 in 2004.

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