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Coenen Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with kuoni ‘daring’, ‘experienced’ (Middle Dutch coene, Middle Low German kone).

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


Similar surnames: Cotner, Koenen, Conn, Baenen, Moonen, Colen, Cone, Coonan, Coyne

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Where is the Coenen family from?

You can see how Coenen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coenen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Coenen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Coenen families living in Wisconsin. This was about 34% of all the recorded Coenen's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Coenen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coenen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coenen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Coenen. 27% of Coenen men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Coenen women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coenen were Carpenter and Stenographer.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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What Coenen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Coenen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coenen 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 Coenen. 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 981 military records available for the last name Coenen. For the veterans among your Coenen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coenen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Coenen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Coenen in 1959 was 30, and 70 in 2004.

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