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Kleist Name Meaning

German: probably a habitational name of Slavic origin, from a place near Köslin in Pomerania.

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


Similar surnames: Deist, Heist, Pleiss, Kleier, Weist, Kleis, Leist, Klemish, List

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Kleist Family Origin

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Kleist Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Musician

    7%

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In 1880, the most common Kleist occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Kleist's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kleist. A less common occupation for the Kleist family was Musician.

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Kleist Life Expectancy

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