Klemm Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Klemm Name Meaning

from Middle High German klem ‘narrow’, ‘tight’, ‘scarce’, hence a nickname for a thin or inhibited person, or alternatively a topographic name for someone living in a narrow, precipitous place, from the Middle High German noun form klemme ‘constriction’. short form of the personal name Klemens.

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


Similar surnames: Klemmer, Klamm, Klim, Klemp, Lemm, Klenk, Kimm, Klem, Klehm, Klee

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Klemm Family Origin

Where is the Klemm family from?

Klemm Family Occupations

What did your Klemm ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Klemm. 36% of Klemm men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Klemm women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klemm were Ferman and Office Clerk

View Census data for Klemm | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Blacksmith
    8%
  • Father Farm
    8%
  • Ferman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Maid
    50%
  • Office Clerk
    50%

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

Klemm Historical Records

What Klemm family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Klemm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klemm census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Klemm

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Klemm. 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 Klemm immigration records

Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Klemm. For the veterans among your Klemm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Klemm military records

You've only scratched the surface of Klemm family history.

Klemm Life Expectancy

What is the average Klemm lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Klemm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Klemm in 1952 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Klemm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klemm ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Klemm Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name