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The Klier 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."

Klier Early Origins



The surname Klier was first found in Austria, where the name Klier 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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Klier Spelling Variations


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Klier 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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Klier Early History


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Klier Early History



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

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Klier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Klier Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

Klier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jos Klier, who landed in America in 1844-1845
  • Joseph Klier, who arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Joh Bap t Klier, who arrived in New York in 1856
  • Georg Klier, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Catharina Klier, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

Klier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Johann Klier, aged 12, who landed in America from Schmidthorst, Germany, in 1909
  • Julie Klier, aged 35, who settled in America from Schmidthorst, Germany, in 1909
  • Babetta Klier, aged 18, who settled in America from Enchenzcuth, Germany, in 1909
  • Emma Klier, aged 18, who landed in America from Braunsdorf, Germany, in 1910
  • Frantz Klier, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Penzberg, Austria, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Klier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Klier (post 1700)



  • John Doyle Klier (1944-2007), American pioneering historian of Russian Jewry and a pivotal figure in academic Jewish studies and East European history
  • Cornelia Klier (b. 1957), German Olympic gold medal-winning rower
  • Andreas Klier (b. 1976), German professional road bicycle racer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    4. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Klier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Klier 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 17 June 2016 at 15:46.

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