Kler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Kler family

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.

Early History of the Kler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kler research. Another 85 words (6 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.

Kler Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Kler family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Kler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Kler migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • William Kler, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

  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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