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CLINE Origin of surname

CLINE

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 characteristic.

Cline is an English spelling variant of Klein, which means "small/little" in German. Other forms include Klayn, Klain and Clain. Arabic equivalents are Zerbib, Serbib and Sarbib. Klein is documented as a Jewish family name in 1530 with Ann Klein; Zerbib in 1686 with Mordechai Zerbib of Algiers; and Klayn with Baer Moses Klayn of Prague, Bohemia, who visited the Leipzig fair in Germany in 1719.

Distinguished 20th century bearers of the Jewish family name Cline include the American librarian and music teacher, Sylvia Cline.
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CLINE Origin of surname
CLINE

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 characteristic.

Cline is an English spelling variant of Klein, which means "small/little" in German. Other forms include Klayn, Klain and Clain. Arabic equivalents are Zerbib, Serbib and Sarbib. Klein is documented as a Jewish family name in 1530 with Ann Klein; Zerbib in 1686 with Mordechai Zerbib of Algiers; and Klayn with Baer Moses Klayn of Prague, Bohemia, who visited the Leipzig fair in Germany in 1719.

Distinguished 20th century bearers of the Jewish family name Cline include the American librarian and music teacher, Sylvia Cline.
Written by researchers of ANU Museum of the Jewish People