Kleist Family History

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Kleist Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name of Slavic origin, from a place near Köslin in Pomerania.

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

Similar surnames: Deist, Heist, Pleiss, Kleier, Weist, Kleis, Leist, Klemish, List

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Kleist Family Origin

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Kleist Family Occupations

What did your Kleist ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Kleist. 40% of Kleist men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kleist women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kleist were Mail Courier and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son
  • Mail Courier

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Saleslady
  • Servant

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

Kleist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kleist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kleist 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kleist. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Kleist. For the veterans among your Kleist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kleist Life Expectancy

What is the average Kleist lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kleist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kleist in 1953 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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