Klehr Family History

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Klehr Name Meaning

Respelling of German Klähr, a variant of Klar.North German: of uncertain origin. Either from the medieval personal name Hilarius or from an old German personal name formed with a derivative of Latin clarus ‘famous’ (see Klar).

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

Similar surnames: Klahr, Klohr, Kehr, Clear, Kiehn, Flohr, Kiehl, Klehm, Wehr, Kehm

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Klehr Family Origin

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Klehr Family Occupations

What did your Klehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Tailoress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klehr. 18% of Klehr men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Klehr women worked as a Tailoress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klehr were Proprietor and Book Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Tailoress
  • Asst Cook
  • At Joiner
  • Book Keeper

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

Klehr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 776 census records available for the last name Klehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klehr 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 391 immigration records available for the last name Klehr. 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 475 military records available for the last name Klehr. For the veterans among your Klehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klehr Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Klehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Klehr in 1953 was 55, and 62 in 2004.

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