Kleve Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Kleve (earlier Cleve) in Rhineland. The place name probably derives from an old topographic term cleve ‘swamp’. variant of Klever 2 and 3. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Kleiva, from Old Norse kleif, klif ‘cliff’, ‘rocky ascent with a road or path’.

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


Similar surnames: Kleven, Cleve, Klever, Klee, Klepp, Lever, Kleber, Clive, Glave

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Kleve Family Origin

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Kleve Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Travelling Salesman

    25%

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In 1880, the most common Kleve occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Kleve's were Farmers. Farmer and Travelling Salesman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kleve.

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Kleve Historical Records

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Kleve Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2003, Kleve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Kleve in 1952 was 45, and 82 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kleve

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