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Klotz Family History

Klotz Name Meaning

German: nickname for a clumsy, awkward man, from Middle High German klotz ‘lump’, ‘block’, cognate with modern English clot, which is similarly used in a transferred sense to denote a stupid person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): cognate of 1, from modern German Klotz ‘lump’, ‘block’, or Yiddish klots.

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


Similar surnames: Kotz, Platz, Krotz, Kloth, Klutz, Koth, Kloc, Ketz, Lontz, Knoth

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Where is the Klotz family from?

You can see how Klotz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klotz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Klotz families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Klotz families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 77% of all the recorded Klotz's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Klotz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klotz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klotz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klotz. 13% of Klotz men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Klotz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klotz were Clerk 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
    13%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Klotz. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Klotz. For the veterans among your Klotz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klotz lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Klotz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Klotz in 1940 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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