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Klassen Family History

Klassen Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Klass . Compare Classen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Klausen, Klass, Lassen, Clausen, Klauser, Classen, Claassen, Klasen

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Where is the Klassen family from?

You can see how Klassen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klassen family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Klassen families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 278 Klassen families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 68% of all the recorded Klassen's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Klassen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klassen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klassen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Klassen. 77% of Klassen men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Klassen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klassen were Farm Laborer and Domestic. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Servant
  • Domestic
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Klassen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klassen 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Klassen. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Klassen. For the veterans among your Klassen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klassen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Klassen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Klassen in 1956 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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