Cahn Family History

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Cahn Name Meaning

Jewish: variant of Cohen. Americanized spelling of North German Kahn.

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

Similar surnames: Kahn, Carn, Cohn, Cahan, Ahn, Cann, Yahn, Kuhn, Grahn, Cain

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Cahn Family Origin

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Cahn Family Occupations

What did your Cahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cahn occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 7% of Cahn's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Cahn family was Saloon Keeper. Keeping House, Merchant and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cahn.

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  • Keeping House

  • Merchant

  • At Home

  • Saloon Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cahn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cahn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Cahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cahn 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Cahn. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cahn. For the veterans among your Cahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cahn Life Expectancy

What is the average Cahn lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Cahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cahn in 1951 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cahn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cahn 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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