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Kluth Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German klut(e) ‘lump of earth’, ‘sod’, ‘clod’, hence nicknames for an ungainly, clumsy, or uncouth person; in some cases they may have been applied as a metonymic occupational name for a farmer. See also Kloth, Klotz. North German: habitational name from, for example, places called Klut near Hamelin or Detmold. Probably also a variant of Dutch Kloot(e) or Kloet, cognates of 1, from Middle Dutch cloot ‘clog’, ‘clod’, ‘lump’.

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


Similar surnames: Klutz, Bluth, Kloth, Pluth, Koth, Knuth, Rauth, Gluth, Kuch, Lutz

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Where is the Kluth family from?

You can see how Kluth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kluth family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Kluth families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 25 Kluth families living in Illinois. This was about 21% of all the recorded Kluth's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kluth families in 1880.
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What did your Kluth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kluth. 23% of Kluth men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kluth women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kluth were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    16%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kluth. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kluth. For the veterans among your Kluth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kluth lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kluth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kluth in 1962 was 79, and 71 in 2004.

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