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The Kler surname may have evolved from the female personal name Klara; or it may have come from the Middle High German and Middle Low German "klar," meaning "pure," or "beautiful."

Kler Early Origins



The surname Kler was first found in Austria, where the name Kler emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. Since the 13th century the surname was closely associated with the social and economic advancements of the territory's feudal society.

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Kler Spelling Variations


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Kler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Claar, Clar, Chlar, Klaar, Klar, Claer, Chlaer, Klaer, Cler, Chler and many more.

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Kler Early History


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Kler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kler research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1732 and 1867 are included under the topic Early Kler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kler 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:

Kler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Geo Kler, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • William Kler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

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Kler Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. 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).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Kler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kler 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 2 December 2014 at 19:42.

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