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Coons Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Kunz . Americanized form of Dutch Koens or its variant Coens. Compare Koons .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Coonts, Coon, Koons, Coone, Coots, Couts, Cords, Corns, Cones, Copes

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Where is the Coons family from?

You can see how Coons families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coons family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coons families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 118 Coons families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Coons's in USA. New York had the highest population of Coons families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coons surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coons ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coons. 20% of Coons men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Coons women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coons were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Coons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coons census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Coons. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Coons. For the veterans among your Coons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coons lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Coons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Coons in 1943 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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