The origins of the surname Klemper are uncertain. Most likely, it comes from the German word "klempern," meaning "to clamp, bolt or rivet," and as such, it would have been an occupational
name for a tinker. Other possible origins include the German word "klem," meaning "tight or stingy," "klemer," meaning "day worker" or perhaps the surname was created from the personal (first) name Clemens.
Early Origins of the Klemper family
The surname Klemper was first found in Bavaria
, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal
society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Klemper family
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Klemper Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Klempner, Klemperer, Klemper, Klempert, Klemptner, Klampfer, Klampferer, Klemen, Clemme, Klemer and many more.
Early Notables of the Klemper family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Klemper family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Klemper Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Golde Klemper, aged 16, who settled in America from Sawzan, in 1901
- Alexander Klemper, aged 30, who landed in America from Wannc, in 1903
- Alois Klemper, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States from Zirovnice, in 1905
- Aron Klemper, aged 32, who landed in America from London, in 1905
- Sora Klemper, aged 62, who landed in America from Riga, Russia, in 1921