Klinker Family History

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Klinker Name Meaning

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

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

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

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Klinker Family Origin

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Klinker Family Occupations

What did your Klinker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Klinker family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Capitalist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klinker. The most common Klinker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Klinker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Capitalist

  • Carpenter


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

Klinker Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Klinker Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klinker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klinker 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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