Bahn Family History

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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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Bahn Family Origin

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Bahn Family Occupations

What did your Bahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bahn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Bahn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bahn. A less common occupation for the Bahn family was Retired Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Retired Farmer


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Bahn Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Bahn Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bahn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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