Kleman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Kleman family

The surname Kleman was first found in Saxony, 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.

Important Dates for the Kleman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kleman research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1623, 1639, 1662, and 1846 are included under the topic Early Kleman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kleman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Klemm, Klem, von Klemm, Kleman, Klemen and others.

Early Notables of the Kleman family (pre 1700)

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Kleman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kleman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pieter Kleman, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johan Wilhelm Kleman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768 [1]

Kleman migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Kleman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Kleman, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Citations

  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)
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