Last name: KLEIN

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KLEIN : This last name is indexed 1,702,415 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

KLEIN : German Flemish and Jewish (Ashkenazic); Dutch (also De Klein): from Middle High German German Dutch klein ‘small’ or Yiddish kleyn. This was a nickname for a person of small stature but is also often found as a distinguishing name for a junior male usually a son in German names such as Kleinhans and Kleinpeter. The surname of German origin is also found in many other European countries notably in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Belgium Poland Hungary Czechia and Slovakia. It is often a German translation of corresponding Slavic surnames for example Czech and Slovak Malý (see Maly). Compare Klain Klien and Kline.

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