Klemmer Family History

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Klemmer Name Meaning

German: nickname from an inflected form of Middle High German klem ‘narrow’, ‘tight’, ‘scarce’, or a topographic name klemme ‘constriction’, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant (see Klem 1). (in northern Germany) occupational name for someone who worked with clay (i.e someone who applied the daub infill on timber-framed houses), Middle High German klemer. in various German dialects the word (an agent derivative of klemmen ‘to pinch, squeeze, or claw’) denotes a bird of prey and hence an uncouth young woman or a penny pincher (Tyrol).

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

Similar surnames: Klemm, Klepper, Krimmer, Kummer, Klever, Kleiber, Kleber, Lehmer

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Klemmer Family Origin

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Klemmer Family Occupations

What did your Klemmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Klemmer. 34% of Klemmer men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Klemmer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klemmer were Salesman and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

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

Klemmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Klemmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klemmer 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 Klemmer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Klemmer. For the veterans among your Klemmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klemmer Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Klemmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Klemmer in 1944 was 27, and 70 in 2004.

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