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Kluger Name Meaning

German (Klüger): nickname meaning ‘(the) refined one’, ‘(the) clever one’, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kluoc (see Kluge). Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from an inflected form of German and Yiddish klug ‘clever’, ‘wise’.

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


Similar surnames: Kluge, Luger, Kliger, Kluver, Kuper, Kugel, Klauber, Kuter, Sluder

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Where is the Kluger family from?

You can see how Kluger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kluger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kluger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Kluger families living in Wisconsin. This was about 24% of all the recorded Kluger's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kluger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kluger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kluger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kluger. 20% of Kluger men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Kluger women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kluger were Waiter 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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Manager
    9%
  • Waiter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Secretary
    17%
  • Bookeeper
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kluger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kluger 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kluger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kluger. For the veterans among your Kluger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kluger lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kluger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kluger in 1953 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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