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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.

Klemper Early Origins



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.

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Klemper Spelling Variations


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Klemper Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Klempner, Klemperer, Klemper, Klempert, Klemptner, Klampfer, Klampferer, Klemen, Clemme, Klemer and many more.

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Klemper Early History


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Klemper Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klemper research. Another 164 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klemper History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klemper Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klemper Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Klemper Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klemper 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 4 December 2012 at 07:24.

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