The Klaer surname may have evolved from the female personal name
Klara; or it may have come from the Middle High German and Middle Low German "klar," meaning "pure," or "beautiful."
Early Origins of the Klaer family
The surname Klaer was first found in Austria
, where the name Klaer emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. Since the 13th century the surname was closely associated with the social and economic advancements of the territory's feudal
Early History of the Klaer family
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Klaer Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Claar, Clar, Chlar, Klaar, Klar, Claer, Chlaer, Klaer, Cler, Chler and many more.
Early Notables of the Klaer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Klaer family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Stephan Clar, who settled in Carolina in 1738; Owen Clar settled in Philadelphia in 1840; Ernst Klar, age 18, arrived in Texas in 1846; Jacob Klar arrived in Philadelphia in 1752.