Klett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Klett family

The surname Klett was first found in Bavaria, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They were originally seated at Altdorf in Bavaria.

Important Dates for the Klett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klett research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 155 and 1551 are included under the topic Early Klett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Klett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Glatz, Glats, Glattz, Gletz, Glettz and others.

Early Notables of the Klett family (pre 1700)

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Klett migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Jacob Klett, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
Klett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gotlb Klett, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Rosina Klett, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Bernhard Klett, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Adam Klett, aged 31, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]

Klett migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Klett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Utrick Klett, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Contemporary Notables of the name Klett (post 1700)

  • Mark Klett (b. 1952), American photographer form Albany, New York, awarded the Emerging Artist Fellowship for the National Endowment for the Arts Award in 1979 and Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004
  • Mildred O'Neil Klett, American Democrat politician, Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1964; alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964 [2]
  • George W. Klett (b. 1875), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 6th District, 1915-20; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1916, 1920 (alternate), 1924 [2]
  • Fred C. Klett, American politician, Mayor of Bellevue, Ky., 1934-41 [2]
  • Arnulf Klett (1905-1974), German lawyer and politician, the first Lord Mayor of Stuttgart after the Second World War (1945-1974)
  • Albert Klett (1916-1945), Romanian-born, Hauptsturmführer (Captain) in the Waffen-SS during World War II, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for battlefield bravery

Citations

  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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