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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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Where is the Klauer family from?

You can see how Klauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klauer family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Klauer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Klauer families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Klauer's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Klauer families in 1911.
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What did your Klauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klauer. 23% of Klauer men worked as a Salesman and 60% of Klauer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klauer were Operator 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

  • Salesman
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Klauer lifespan?

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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