Klemm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Klemm family

The surname Klemm 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.

Early History of the Klemm family

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

Klemm Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Klemm family (pre 1700)

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United States Klemm migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klemm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Philipp Klemm, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1725 [1]
  • Gotlob Klemm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Anna Maria Gomar Klemm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747
  • Joh David Klemm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747 [1]
  • Johann Daniel Klemm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Klemm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Klemm, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1837 [1]
  • Johannes Klemm, who landed in Texas in 1840-1850 [1]
  • G W Klemm, aged 28, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • Caroline Klemm, aged 2, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • Elis Klemm, aged 28, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Klemm migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Klemm Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • J. Gottfried Klemm, aged 48, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Klemm (post 1700) +

  • Hans G. Klemm (b. 1957), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to East Timor, 2007; Timor Leste, 2007- [3]
  • Adrian William Klemm (b. 1977), former National Football League offensive lineman
  • Brian Wayne Klemm (b. 1982), American guitarist
  • George Klemm, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964 [3]
  • Walther Klemm (1883-1957), German painter, printmaker, and illustrator
  • Dr. Hanns Klemm, German founder of Klemm Leichtflugzeugbau GmbH ("Klemm Light Aircraft Company"), a German aircraft manufacturer in 1926
  • Ekkehard Klemm (b. 1958), German conductor
  • Matthias Klemm (b. 1941), German painter and graphic artist
  • Richard Klemm (1902-1988), German cellist, composer and a renowned teacher
  • Rudolf Klemm (1918-1989), German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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