Klein (surname)

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Klein is the Dutch and German word for "small", which came to be used as a family name, and thence passed into the names of places, concepts and discoveries associated with bearers of this surname.

Politics and government[edit]

  • Bernard Klein, U.S. businessman and politician
  • Ezra Klein (born 1984), U.S. political writer
  • Herbert Klein (born 1930), American politician
  • Herbert G. Klein (1918-2009), American political aide
  • Jacob Theodor Klein ("Plinius Gedanensium") (1685 – 1759), Prussian jurist, historian, botanist, mathematician and diplomat in service of Polish King August II the Strong
  • Joe Klein (born 1946), American writer for Time Magazine
  • Louis Klein (Dominique Louis Antoine Klein) (1759 – 1845), General of the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars, French politician, French Peer
  • Norbert Klein (born 1956), Dutch politician
  • Ralph Klein (1942 – 2013), Canadian politician

Music and acting[edit]

Literature[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Art[edit]

  • Roman Klein (1858-1924), Russian architect
  • Yves Klein (1928–1962), French artist
  • William Klein (born 1928), U.S. photographer and filmmaker predominantly active in France

Religion[edit]

Business and industry[edit]

Sports[edit]

Other[edit]

Variant surnames[edit]

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