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Klees Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a short form of German Nikolaus, Dutch Nik(o)laas (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Kloes, Klaes, Kloos, Kless, Hees, Klos, Kleis, Rees, Blees, Kees

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Where is the Klees family from?

You can see how Klees families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Klees family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Klees families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Klees families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Klees's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Klees families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Klees surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Klees ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Klees. 21% of Klees men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Klees women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klees were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Saleslady
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Klees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klees 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 725 immigration records available for the last name Klees. 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 933 military records available for the last name Klees. For the veterans among your Klees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Klees lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Klees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Klees in 1943 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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