Kleier Family History

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Kleier Name Meaning

topographic name for a farmer who worked on the heavy clay soil typical of low-lying areas of northern Germany, from Middle Low German klei ‘clay’. habitational name for someone from a place called Klei or Kley (Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein).

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

Similar surnames: Klever, Leier, Kleber, Kleiber, Klauer, Kletter, Leimer, Kieler

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Kleier Family Origin

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Kleier Family Occupations

What did your Kleier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kleier. 36% of Kleier men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Kleier women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kleier were Retired and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Brass Finisher
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Saleslady

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

Kleier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kleier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kleier 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 292 immigration records available for the last name Kleier. 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 356 military records available for the last name Kleier. For the veterans among your Kleier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kleier Life Expectancy

What is the average Kleier lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kleier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Kleier in 1944 was 27, and 82 in 2004.

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