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Klus Family History

Klus Name Meaning

Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Mikolaj, Polish form of Nicholas. Compare Klos. Polish (Klus): nickname from klus ‘trot’, klusak ‘trotter’. North German: topographic name from Middle Low German kluse ‘monk’s cell’, ‘narrow passage’. Compare Klausner.

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


Similar surnames: Klos, Klas, Klug, Klaus, Kless, Kus, Prus, Klee, Kauk, Kluk

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Where is the Klus family from?

You can see how Klus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klus family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Klus families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Klus families living in New York. This was about 22% of all the recorded Klus's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Klus families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klus surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klus ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klus. 15% of Klus men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Klus women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klus were Farmer and Cook.

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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
    15%
  • Machinist
    13%
  • Labor
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Cook
    17%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Klus lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Klus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Klus in 1944 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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