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Klock Name Meaning

nickname from Middle Dutch or Low German cloec, clo(o)c ‘deft’, ‘skillful’, ‘clever’. habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a bell, Middle High German glocke, Middle Dutch clocke. In some instances this may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a bell maker or bell ringer. nickname from de Kloke ‘the wise one’, from Middle Low German kloke ‘wise person’.

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


Similar surnames: Glock, Lock, Block, Kock, Krock, Flock, Kruck, Rock, Slack, Stock

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Where is the Klock family from?

You can see how Klock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klock family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Klock families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Klock families living in New York. This was about 55% of all the recorded Klock's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Klock families in 1840.
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What did your Klock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klock. 20% of Klock men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Klock women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klock were Carpenter 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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Klock. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Klock. For the veterans among your Klock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klock lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Klock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Klock in 1956 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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