Klingbeil Family History

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Klingbeil Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German klingen ‘to ring or sound’ + bil ‘axe’, literally ‘sound the axe’, an occupational nickname for a journeyman, carpenter, shipwright (or any occupation involving the use of an axe). Journeymen’s names often contained a humorous element, as they were bestowed at merry promotion parties or ‘christenings’ held to celebrate the recipients successful completion of their apprenticeship.

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


Similar surnames: Klinge, Klingler, Krengel, Lingel, Langbein, Klingner, Klingel

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Klingbeil Family Origin

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Klingbeil Family Occupations

What did your Klingbeil ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Janitor and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Klingbeil. The most common Klingbeil occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Klingbeil's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Klingbeil family was Printer.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Janitor

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Printer

    7%

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Klingbeil Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Klingbeil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Klingbeil 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Klingbeil. 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 Klingbeil. For the veterans among your Klingbeil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Klingbeil Life Expectancy

What is the average Klingbeil lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Klingbeil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Klingbeil in 1947 was 49, and 79 in 2004.

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