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Klos Family History

Klos Name Meaning

Dutch and German: variant of Kloos or Kloss Polish: from a short form of Miklos a variant of the personal name Mikołaj the Polish form of Nicholas . Polish and Sorbian (Kłos): nickname from kłos ‘ear or spike of cereal’ probably for a small or lanky person. Compare Kloss

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Klus, Kloss, Klas, Glos, Kloos, Kos, Kloes, Clos, Koos, Los

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Where is the Klos family from?

You can see how Klos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klos family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Klos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 49 Klos families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Klos's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Klos families in 1880.
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What did your Klos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klos. 23% of Klos men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Klos women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klos were Salesman 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
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Klos lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Klos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Klos in 1944 was 22, and 70 in 2004.

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