Klinkner Family History

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Klinkner Name Meaning

variant of Klingner, an occupational name for a blade maker or swordsmith, from Middle High German klinge ‘metal blade’, ‘sword’ + -er agent suffix. Alternatively it may be a habitational name from places named Klingen in Bavaria, the Palatinate, and elsewhere, or from Klingnau in the northern Swiss canton of Aargau.

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

Similar surnames: Klingner, Klinker, Klinner, Klingler, Linner, Lindner, Kinner, Kinker

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Klinkner Family Origin

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Klinkner Family Occupations

What did your Klinkner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Klinkner. 29% of Klinkner men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Klinkner women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Klinkner were Owner and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Owner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer

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

Klinkner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Klinkner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klinkner 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 161 immigration records available for the last name Klinkner. 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 411 military records available for the last name Klinkner. For the veterans among your Klinkner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klinkner Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Klinkner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Klinkner in 1962 was 62, and 72 in 2003.

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