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Cohan Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Cohane an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cadhain (see Coyne ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Cohen .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Coan, Mohan, Cogan, Rohan, Cahan, Lohan, Bohan, Cohn, Coran, Coyan

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Where is the Cohan family from?

You can see how Cohan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cohan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cohan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Cohan families living in Connecticut. This was about 40% of all the recorded Cohan's in USA. Connecticut and 1 other state had the highest population of Cohan families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cohan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cohan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cohan. 24% of Cohan men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Cohan women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cohan were Manager and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Cohan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cohan 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cohan. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cohan. For the veterans among your Cohan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cohan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cohan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cohan in 1952 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

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