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Klaas Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a reduced form of the personal name Nikolaus, Niklaas, vernacular forms of the Greek name Nikolaos (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Klaes, Klass, Klaus, Klas, Kaas, Kloos, Laas, Glass, Glaus, Class

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Where is the Klaas family from?

You can see how Klaas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klaas family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Klaas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Klaas families living in Alberta. This was about 71% of all the recorded Klaas's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Klaas families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klaas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klaas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klaas. 23% of Klaas men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Klaas women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klaas were Clerk and Secretary.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Klaas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Klaas. For the veterans among your Klaas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klaas lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Klaas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Klaas in 1951 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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