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Bahn Name Meaning

from a topographic name from Middle High German or Middle Low German ban ‘open space’, ‘public area’, or in eastern Germany from Sorbian bahno ‘swamp’. from a Germanic personal name of uncertain origin.

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


Similar surnames: Bann, Ahn, Bahl, Bain, Bohn, Hahn, Kahn, Bahr, Jahn, Fahn

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Where is the Bahn family from?

You can see how Bahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bahn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 14 Bahn families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Bahn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bahn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bahn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bahn. 17% of Bahn men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Bahn women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bahn were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    15%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Bahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bahn 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bahn. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Bahn. For the veterans among your Bahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bahn lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Bahn in 1950 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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