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Kloos Family History

Kloos Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: variant of Dutch Claes, German Klaus, from a short form of the personal name Niklaas, Nikolaus (see Nicholas).

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


Similar surnames: Loos, Klos, Kloss, Kloes, Koos, Klaas, Glos, Gloss, Klas, Cloos

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Where is the Kloos family from?

You can see how Kloos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kloos family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kloos families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Kloos family living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Kloos's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Kloos families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kloos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kloos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kloos. 23% of Kloos men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Kloos women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kloos were Manager and Housekeeper.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Manager
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kloos. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kloos. For the veterans among your Kloos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kloos lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kloos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Kloos in 1955 was 52, and 85 in 2004.

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