Kley Family History

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Kley Name Meaning

topographic name for someone living on heavy soil, from Middle Low German klei ‘clay’. habitational name from any of various places named Kley or Klei, notably in Westphalia, of uncertain origin. from the personal name Kley, a Franconian derivative of the saint’s name Eligius, or alternatively from a Rhenish short form of the personal name Nikolaus. Americanized spelling of Klee.

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


Similar surnames: Ley, Iley, Klee, Eley, Krey, Klem, Oley, Fey, Kyles, Keel

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Kley Family Origin

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Kley Family Occupations

What did your Kley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenters Labourer and Refugee Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kley. 34% of Kley men worked as a Carpenters Labourer and 25% of Kley women worked as a Refugee Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kley were Shop Assistant Butchery Dept and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenters Labourer
    34%
  • Refugee (german Surgeon)
    34%
  • Shop Assistant Butchery Dept
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Refugee Unpaid Domestic Duties
    25%
  • Retired
    25%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutes O
    25%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    25%

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

Kley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Kley Life Expectancy

What is the average Kley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Kley in 1951 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kley

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