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Klaes Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Klaas, Klass, Klas, Claes, Klaus, Klages, Kloes, Klees, Kloos, Klos

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Where is the Klaes family from?

You can see how Klaes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klaes family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Klaes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Klaes family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Klaes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Klaes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klaes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klaes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klaes. 27% of Klaes men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Klaes women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klaes were Farm Hand and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Mechanic
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Farm Hand
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Helper
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Klaes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klaes 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 321 immigration records available for the last name Klaes. 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 375 military records available for the last name Klaes. For the veterans among your Klaes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klaes lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Klaes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Klaes in 1953 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

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