Klever Family History

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Klever Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from Kleve in the Rhineland (see Kleve 1). German: nickname for a complainer, from Middle High German klewen ‘to whine’. German: possibly from Middle Low German klever ‘clover’, also ‘resin’, ‘turpentine’, hence a metonymic occupational name either for a farmer who grew clover or perhaps for someone who collected and distilled turpentine. In the Alemannic area this was also a nickname for a bungler.

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

Similar surnames: Kleber, Klaver, Kleier, Lever, Kleven, Klepper, Kleve, Kluver, Klauer

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Klever Family Origin

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Klever Family Occupations

What did your Klever ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Klever occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Klever's were Farmers. Farmer, Tailor and Dairyman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klever. A less common occupation for the Klever family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Dairyman

  • Keeping House


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Klever Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Klever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klever 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 304 immigration records available for the last name Klever. 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 346 military records available for the last name Klever. For the veterans among your Klever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klever Life Expectancy

What is the average Klever lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Klever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Klever in 1961 was 66, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Klever 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.

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