History of your Surname
Get access to Kleinhans family records.Start a free trial

Kleinhans Family History

Kleinhans Name Meaning

German: distinguishing name for two bearers of the same name (Hans) or term of endearment meaning ‘John the younger’ ‘small Johnny’ from klein ‘small’ + Hans a pet form of the personal name Johannes German form of John .

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

Similar surnames: Kleinman, Kleiman, Kleinheksel, Kleinjan, Breihan, Klein, Kleinberg

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Kleinhans family from?

You can see how Kleinhans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kleinhans family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kleinhans families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Kleinhans families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Kleinhans's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kleinhans families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kleinhans surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kleinhans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kleinhans. 20% of Kleinhans men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kleinhans women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kleinhans were Mechanic and Clerk. .

View Census Data for Kleinhans | Data not to scale

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

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Kleinhans family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kleinhans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kleinhans census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Kleinhans

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kleinhans. 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.

View all Kleinhans immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kleinhans. For the veterans among your Kleinhans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Kleinhans military records

You've only scratched the surface of Kleinhans family history

Discover More

What is the average Kleinhans lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kleinhans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kleinhans in 1954 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kleinhans

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Kleinhans family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Kleinhans last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial