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Klug Family History

Klug Name Meaning

German: nickname from eastern Middle High German kluc ‘wise’, ‘prudent’, or from the western form kluoc, which had the sense ‘noble’, ‘refined’; the word came into German from Middle Dutch cloec (see Klock) via Middle Low German klok (see Kloke). Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German and Yiddish klug ‘clever’, ‘wise’.

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


Similar surnames: Kluge, Krug, Klus, Karg, King, Klim, Kau, Kauk, Krum, Lung

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Where is the Klug family from?

You can see how Klug families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klug family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Klug families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Klug family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Klug's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Klug families in 1840.
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What did your Klug ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klug. 19% of Klug men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Klug women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klug were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Klug. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klug 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Klug. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Klug. For the veterans among your Klug ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klug lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Klug life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Klug in 1944 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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