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Klaus Surname Meaning

German and Dutch: from the personal name Klaus a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas ). Compare Claus and Clouse . This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Czechia Poland and Croatia. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Germanized or dialect form of Yiddish kloyz ‘Jewish house of worship or study’ (compare German Klause ‘hermitage’). Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Klavs Klavž or Klauž: from a Slovenized form of the German personal name Klaus (see 1 above) or from a short form of Miklavž from Latin Nicolaus (see Nicholas ).

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

Similar surnames: Claus, Klaas, Glaus, Klass, Klaes, Klus, Klas, Klausen, Kloos, Kloes

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Where is the Klaus family from?

You can see how Klaus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klaus family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Klaus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Klaus families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Klaus's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Klaus families in 1911.
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What did your Klaus ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Klaus. 73% of Klaus men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Klaus. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Klaus. For the veterans among your Klaus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klaus lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Klaus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Klaus in 1943 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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