Klauer Family History

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Klauer Name Meaning

occupational name for a bailiff, later a servant in general, Middle Low German kluver (from kluven ‘to put someone in chains or handcuffs’). in northern Germany, from klaue ‘claw’, a nickname for a quick, agile man. habitational name for someone from a place called Klauen near Hildeshiem or from Klau near Aachen. in nautical slang an occupational name for someone who repaired cracked and leaking boats. in Hessen and the central Rhine area, a metonymic occupational name for someone who bred oxen, from a dialect word Klauer ‘breeding bull’.

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

Similar surnames: Klauber, Lauer, Knauer, Kauer, Gauer, Klaver, Klapper, Laufer, Kleber

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Klauer Family Origin

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Klauer Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klauer. 9% of Klauer men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Klauer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klauer were Elevator Operator and Candy Packer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Elevator Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Candy Packer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Klauer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Klauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klauer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 492 immigration records available for the last name Klauer. 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 Card

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

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Klauer Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Klauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Klauer in 1952 was 50, and 89 in 2004.

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