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The surname Kleis comes from German Medieval given name Klaus.

Kleis Early Origins



The surname Kleis was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs.

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Kleis Spelling Variations


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Kleis Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kleist, Von Kleist, Kleis, Kleiss, Kleste, Kleiste, Klest and many more.

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Kleis Early History


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Kleis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kleis research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1777, 1811, 1814, and 1823 are included under the topic Early Kleis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kleis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kleis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kleis 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 were:

Kleis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Kleis, who arrived in America in 1751
  • Anna Kleis, who landed in America in 1751

Kleis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisabeth Catharine Kleis, aged 22, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Gottfried Kleis, aged 25, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Christian Kleis, who arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Gees je VanMaanen Kleis, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Jacob Kleis, aged 6, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kleis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kleis (post 1700)



  • Clara Kleis, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1959

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Kleis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kleis 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 21 February 2016 at 12:41.

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