The Klair 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 Klair family
The surname Klair was first found in Austria
, where the name Klair 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 Klair family
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Klair Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Claar, Clar, Chlar, Klaar, Klar, Claer, Chlaer, Klaer, Cler, Chler and many more.
Early Notables of the Klair family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Klair 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Klair (post 1700)
- William F. Klair, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Lexington, Kentucky, 1936-37 (acting, 1936-37) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html