Wendel Klein

about 1680–
Altenkirchen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

The Life of Wendel

When Wendel Klein was born about 1680, in Altenkirchen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, his father, Johan Niclaus Klein, was 40 and his mother, Johanna Catharina Joubert, was 42.

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Johan Niclaus Klein
Johanna Catharina Joubert
Johannes Klein
Jacob Klein
Barbara Klein
Wendel Klein
Elizabeth Catherina Klein

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Name Meaning

German, Dutch (also de Klein(e)) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Dutch, German 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 names such as Kleinhans and Kleinpeter . This name is common and widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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