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Kluge Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German kluoc ‘noble’, ‘gentle’, ‘refined’. Later the meaning changed to ‘understanding’, ‘learned’, ‘experienced’, and subsequently ‘clever’.

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


Similar surnames: Kluger, Klug, Ruge, Auge, Kugel, Krug, Kruse, Luger, Krage, Kloke

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Where is the Kluge family from?

You can see how Kluge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kluge family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kluge families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Kluge families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Kluge's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kluge families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kluge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kluge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kluge. 20% of Kluge men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Kluge women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kluge were Proprietor 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
    20%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    21%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Secretary
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Kluge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kluge 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kluge. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Kluge. For the veterans among your Kluge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kluge lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kluge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kluge in 1948 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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