Cahoon Family History

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Cahoon Name Meaning

Irish spelling (reflecting the traditional pronunciation) of the Scottish surname Colquhoun.

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

Similar surnames: Cohoon, Calhoon, Kahoun, Carron, Magoon, Cason, Cannon, Carson

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Cahoon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cahoon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cahoon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Cahoon Family Origin

Where is the Cahoon family from?

Cahoon Family Occupations

What did your Cahoon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cahoon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Cahoon's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cahoon. A less common occupation for the Cahoon family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Cahoon Historical Records

What Cahoon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Cahoon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cahoon 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 Cahoon. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Cahoon. For the veterans among your Cahoon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cahoon Life Expectancy

What is the average Cahoon lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cahoon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Cahoon in 1945 was 25, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cahoon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cahoon 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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