Klein (surname)

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Klein is the Dutch and German word for "small", which came to be used as a surname, and thence passed into the names of places, concepts and discoveries associated with bearers of this surname. It is also a common Jewish surname in the United States.

Politics and government[edit]

  • Clayton Klein (born 1949), American politician in Oregon
  • 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]


Science and technology[edit]


  • Franz Klein (1779–1840), Viennese sculptor, who created a famous bust of Beethoven
  • 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


Business and industry[edit]



Variant surnames[edit]

See also[edit]