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KLEYN Origin of surname

KLEYN

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name derives from a physical or personal characteristic or nickname.

Kleyn is a Yiddish form of Klein, the German for "small and little". Variants of Klein comprise Klain, Clain, Klainer, Klajner, Kleinermann ("small man"), Kleinberg ("small mountain") and in post World War II France, Clement.
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KLEYN Origin of surname
KLEYN

Surnames derive from one of many different origins. Sometimes there may be more than one explanation for the same name. This family name derives from a physical or personal characteristic or nickname.

Kleyn is a Yiddish form of Klein, the German for "small and little". Variants of Klein comprise Klain, Clain, Klainer, Klajner, Kleinermann ("small man"), Kleinberg ("small mountain") and in post World War II France, Clement.
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People