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Klampfer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the surname Klampfer are uncertain. Most likely, it comes from the German word "klempern," meaning "to clamp, bolt or rivet," and as such, it would have been an occupational name for a tinker. Other possible origins include the German word "klem," meaning "tight or stingy," "klemer," meaning "day worker" or perhaps the surname was created from the personal (first) name Clemens.


Early Origins of the Klampfer family


The surname Klampfer was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Klampfer family


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Klampfer Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Klempner, Klemperer, Klemper, Klempert, Klemptner, Klampfer, Klampferer, Klemen, Clemme, Klemer and many more.

Early Notables of the Klampfer family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Klampfer family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klampfer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christoph Klampfer, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Ems" from Bremen & Southampton [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TF-PZ6 : 6 December 2014), Christoph Klampfer, 26 Apr 1892; citing departure port Bremen & Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Ems, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Meril Klampfer, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Ems" from Bremen, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BF-146 : 6 December 2014), Meril Klampfer, 31 May 1893; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Ems, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Chaim Klampfer, aged 30, originally from Suchoskow, arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Friesland" from Antwerp, Belgium [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX4X-XZR : 6 December 2014), Chaim Klampfer, 09 Nov 1897; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Friesland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Klampfer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alvis Klampfer, aged 24, originally from Murels, Austria, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Patricia" from Cuxhaven, Germany [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5V-SMJ : 6 December 2014), Alvis Klampfer, 23 Oct 1908; citing departure port Cuxhaven, arrival port New York, ship name Patricia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6TF-PZ6 : 6 December 2014), Christoph Klampfer, 26 Apr 1892; citing departure port Bremen & Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Ems, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BF-146 : 6 December 2014), Meril Klampfer, 31 May 1893; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Ems, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX4X-XZR : 6 December 2014), Chaim Klampfer, 09 Nov 1897; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Friesland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5V-SMJ : 6 December 2014), Alvis Klampfer, 23 Oct 1908; citing departure port Cuxhaven, arrival port New York, ship name Patricia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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