Klyne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Klyne comes from the German province known as the Rhineland. In pre-medieval times, the German people used only one name, but as the population increased, hereditary surnames became necessary for people to maintain unique identities. Klyne is a nickname surname, a style of name based on an eke-name, or added name, that described a characteristic of its original bearer. Klyne is a name for a small or short person deriving its origin from the German word "klien," which means "small."

Early Origins of the Klyne family

The surname Klyne was first found in the Rhineland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Important Dates for the Klyne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Klyne research. Another 246 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1708, 1745, 1761, 1790, 1818, 1777, 1609, 1666, 1849, 1925, 1590 and 1658 are included under the topic Early Klyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Klyne Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Klyne include Klein, Kleinn, Kleine, Kleinne, Kleyn, Kleynn, Kline, Clein, Clein, Cline, Kleiner, Klinertz and many more.

Early Notables of the Klyne family (pre 1700)

Notables with the name Klyne during this period were Daniel Klein (1609-1666), Lutheran pastor and scholar from Tilsit, Duchy of Prussia; and Felix Klein (1849-1925), who was an important German mathematician, founder of the institute of mathematics in Goettingen, and very influential...
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Klyne migration to the United States

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Klyne, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Klyne Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lawrence Klyne, aged 22, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Hans Michael Klyne, aged 25, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • John Nickel Klyne, aged 40, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]

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)
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