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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Klassen

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  • According to a user from Canada, the name Klassen is of Hebrew origin and means "Gentle".

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  1. plural of Klasse

Notable Persons With the Last Name Klassen

Ben Klassen was a religious. He holds the title Pontifex Maximus. Ben was given the name Bernhardt Klassen on February 20th, 1918 in Molotschna. He breathed his last breath on August 6th, 1993.


Jon Klassen is a children's literature, picture book, and animation writer. He was most active from 2005 to present. Jon was born on November 29th, 1981 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Jon is also known as Klassen and J.


Terry Klassen is a voice actor, voice director, casting director, and writer. He was most prominent from 1984 to present. Terry was born on March 31st, 1957 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


Cindy Klassen is a skater. Cindy was born on August 12th, 1979 in Winnipeg.


Owen Klassen is a basketball player for the Phoenix Hagen and KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in the Basketball Bundesliga. He has had major accomplishments since 2014. Owen was born on October 31st, 1991 in Kingston, Ontario.


E. was born on November 6th, 1908. He passed away on March 6th, 1990.


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Popularity of Klassen as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Klassen U.S.
  White 92.75% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.08% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Klassen

People with the last name Klassen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Klassen

  • How Popular is the name Klassen? As a last name Klassen was the 8,121st most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Klassen? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Klassen was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Klassen: Your name in reverse order is Nessalk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eaklnss. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Klassen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,084 people with the last name Klassen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Klassen? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Klassen as their last name.

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