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Kocian Family History

Kocian Name Meaning
Czech and Slovak (Kocián) and Hungarian (Kócián): from a personal name, from Latin Cassianus, a derivative of the old Roman family name Cassius.Altered form of Slovenian and Croatian Kocjan or Kocijan, vernacular forms of the personal name Kancijan, Latin Cantianus. Saint Cantianus was a martyr under the Roman emperor Diocletian. He died together with his brother and sister in S. Canzian d’Isonzo (Slovenian Škocjan) in Friuli, in northeastern Italy. He was one of the most popular Catholic saints in Slovenia and Croatia in the Middle Ages and many places bear his name (Škocjan ‘Saint Kocjan’). The American surname Kocian may also be a reduced form of the Slovenian patronymics Kocjancic or Kocijancic.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

15,071 Historical Documents with Kocian on Ancestry.com
5,987 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
635 Military Records
693 Immigration Records
2,254 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kocian Families

  • Number of Kocian families
     13 - 23
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kocian Family Origin

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Kocian Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kocian

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Kocian Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Kocian

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