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The Klear 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."

Klear Early Origins



The surname Klear was first found in Austria, where the name Klear 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 society.

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Klear Spelling Variations


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Klear Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Claar, Clar, Chlar, Klaar, Klar, Claer, Chlaer, Klaer, Cler, Chler and many more.

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Klear Early History


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Klear Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klear research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1732 and 1867 are included under the topic Early Klear History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klear Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klear Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klear Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klear (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klear (post 1700)



  • Randy Klear, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2008

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Klear Family Crest Products


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Klear Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Klear Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klear Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 October 2015 at 15:12.

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