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The surname Kling is a local surname; more specifically, it is a topographical surname, derived from a feature of the physical geography near where the original bearer lived or held land. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old German word for ravine or gorge.

Kling Early Origins



The surname Kling was first found in Swabia, where this family made important contributions toward the development of this district from ancient times. Always prominent in social and political affairs, the family formed alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. Individual bearers of this name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Hugo der Clingere of Breisgau (c.1200,) Heydeke bei dem Clinghe of Quedlinburg in the Harz Mountains (c.1300,) Clingeler of Wuerttemberg (c.1283,) and Heincz in der Clingen of Wuerzburg (c.1409).

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Kling Spelling Variations


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Kling Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kling, Klingel, Klinge, Klinger, Klingler, Klingen, Klingle, Klingele, Klinghe, Clinghe, Cling, Clingel, Clinge, Clinger, Clingere, Clingen, Clingle, Clingeler, Klingeler, Klinglin and many more.

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Kling Early History


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Kling Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kling research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1812, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Kling History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kling Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kling 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:

Kling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mans Kling, who landed in Delaware in 1641

Kling Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Conrad Kling, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1709
  • Christian and Georg Kling arrived in Philadelphia in 1732
  • Christian Kling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Georg Kling, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Anthon Kling, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Peter Kling, who arrived in America in 1847
  • Jakob Kling, who arrived in St Mary, Pennsylvania in 1847
  • Anna Margarietta Kling, aged 24, landed in New Orleans, La in 1848
  • Daniel Kling, aged 27, landed in New Orleans, La in 1848
  • Elisabetha Kling, aged 9, arrived in America in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kling (post 1700)



  • Sylvia Kling, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996
  • Rasmus S. Kling, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut at-large, 1934
  • Pearla S. Kling, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Albany, New York, 1922-34
  • Bill Kling, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000, 2004, 2008
  • William Kling (1867-1934), American professional baseball player
  • Rudolph A. Kling (1870-1937), American professional baseball player
  • Rob Kling (1944-2003), North American professor of Information Systems and Information science
  • William Hugh Kling (b. 1942), American businessman who created Minnesota Public Radio
  • Woody Kling (1925-1988), American television writer, producer, playwright, and composer
  • Johnny Kling (1875-1947), American former Major League Baseball player
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
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    The Kling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kling 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 March 2016 at 19:10.

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