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Klas Name Meaning

German: variant of Klass . Czech and Slovak: from klas ‘ear of wheat’. Czech and Slovak: from a short form of the personal name Nikolas (see Nicholas ). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Klaus Alternatively it can be an occupational name derived from the acronym of Hebrew kley-zemer ‘musician klezmer’.

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


Similar surnames: Klass, Klos, Glas, Kulas, Klar, Klaas, Klaes, Klus, Blas, Kalas

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Where is the Klas family from?

You can see how Klas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klas family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Klas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Klas families living in Northwest Territories. This was about 46% of all the recorded Klas's in Canada. Northwest Territories had the highest population of Klas families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klas surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klas. 18% of Klas men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Klas women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klas were Proprietor and Dressmaker. .

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Assembler
    10%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    18%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Dressmaker
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Klas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klas 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 918 immigration records available for the last name Klas. 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 954 military records available for the last name Klas. For the veterans among your Klas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klas lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Klas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Klas in 1953 was 37, and 90 in 2004.

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