Show ContentsKleinert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Kleinert comes from the German province known as the Rhineland. In pre-medieval times, the German people used only one name, but as the population increased, hereditary surnames became necessary for people to maintain unique identities. Kleinert is a nickname surname, a style of name based on an eke-name, or added name, that described a characteristic of its original bearer. Kleinert is a name for a small or short person deriving its origin from the German word "klien," which means "small."

Early Origins of the Kleinert family

The surname Kleinert was first found in the Rhineland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Kleinert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kleinert research. Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1708, 1745, 1761, 1790, 1818, 1777, 1609, 1666, 1849, 1925, 1590 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Kleinert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kleinert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Klein, Kleinn, Kleine, Kleinne, Kleyn, Kleynn, Kline, Clein, Clein, Cline, Kleiner, Klinertz and many more.

Early Notables of the Kleinert family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Kleinert during this period were Daniel Klein (1609-1666), Lutheran pastor and scholar from Tilsit, Duchy of Prussia; and Felix Klein (1849-1925), who was an important German mathematician, founder of the institute of mathematics in Goettingen, and very influential...
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United States Kleinert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kleinert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christoph Kleinert, who arrived in America in 1780 [1]
  • Carl Kleinert, who landed in America in 1783 [1]
Kleinert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rudolf Kleinert, who landed in Kentucky in 1882 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Kleinert (post 1700) +

  • Karen Kleinert, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996 [2]
  • Paul Kleinert (1837-1920), German theologian and professor at the University of Berlin
  • Hagen Kleinert (b. 1941), German, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Free University of Berlin (1968-)

  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 on Facebook