Kling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Kling is a local surname; more specifically, it is a topographical surname, derived from a feature of the physical geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old German word for ravine or gorge.

Early Origins of the Kling family

The surname Kling was first found in Swabia, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Hugo der Clingere of Breisgau (c.1200,) Heydeke bei dem Clinghe of Quedlinburg in the Harz Mountains (c.1300,) Clingeler of Wuerttemberg (c.1283,) and Heincz in der Clingen of Wuerzburg (c.1409).

Important Dates for the Kling family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kling research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1812, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Kling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kling Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kling, Klingel, Klinge, Klinger, Klingler, Klingen, Klingle, Klingele, Klinghe, Clinghe, Cling, Clingel, Clinge, Clinger, Clingere, Clingen, Clingle, Clingeler, Klingeler, Klinglin and many more.

Early Notables of the Kling family (pre 1700)

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kling migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Mans Kling, who landed in Delaware in 1641 [1]
Kling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Conrad Kling, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1709
  • Christian and Georg Kling, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Christian Kling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Georg Kling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Anthon Kling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Peter Kling, who arrived in America in 1847 [1]
  • Jakob Kling, who arrived in St Mary, Pennsylvania in 1847 [1]
  • Anna Margarietta Kling, aged 24, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1848 [1]
  • Daniel Kling, aged 27, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1848 [1]
  • Elisabetha Kling, aged 9, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kling (post 1700)

  • William Kling (1867-1934), American professional baseball player
  • Rudolph A. Kling (1870-1937), American professional baseball player
  • Rob Kling (1944-2003), North American professor of Information Systems and Information science
  • William Hugh Kling (b. 1942), American businessman who created Minnesota Public Radio
  • Woody Kling (1925-1988), American television writer, producer, playwright, and composer
  • Johnny Kling (1875-1947), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Sylvia Kling, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996 [2]
  • Rasmus S. Kling, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1934 [2]
  • Pearla S. Kling, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Albany, New York, 1922-34 [2]
  • Bill Kling, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Kling family

Bismarck
  • Johann Kling (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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