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Klett Early Origins



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.

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Klett Spelling Variations


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Klett Spelling Variations



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

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Klett Early History


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Klett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klett research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Klett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Klett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klett 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:

Klett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Jacob Klett, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751

Klett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gotlb Klett, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1805
  • Rosina Klett, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • Bernhard Klett, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • Adam Klett, aged 31, arrived in New York in 1854

Klett Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Utrick Klett, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klett (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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
  • Fred C. Klett, American politician, Mayor of Bellevue, Ky., 1934-41
  • 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
  • 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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Klett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klett 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 6 October 2015 at 10:32.

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