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Kluver Family History

Kluver Name Meaning

German (Klüver): from an agent derivative of Kluven ‘split wooden block’ (related to Middle Low German kluven ‘to split or cleave’), hence an occupational name for an official whose responsibilities included putting prisoners into the stocks.

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

Similar surnames: Klever, Kluger, Klauber, Plumer, Kruer, Klaver, Keuler, Korver, Kuter

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Where is the Kluver family from?

You can see how Kluver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kluver family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kluver families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Kluver families living in Iowa. This was about 43% of all the recorded Kluver's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Kluver families in 1880.
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What did your Kluver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kluver. 44% of Kluver men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kluver. 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 506 military records available for the last name Kluver. For the veterans among your Kluver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kluver lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kluver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Kluver in 1957 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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