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Conn Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Armagh Derry): back-formation from Mac Coinn ‘son of Conn’ the early Gaelic personal name usually interpreted as ‘reason wisdom’ or ‘head chieftain’; its genitive in surnames is Coinn[e] see Quinn . Irish: shortened form of McConn .

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


Similar surnames: Nonn, Coan, Finn, Cann, Cone, Coon, Corn, Ronan, Cola, Rohn

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Where is the Conn family from?

You can see how Conn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Conn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Conn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 41 Conn families living in Ohio. This was about 18% of all the recorded Conn's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Conn families in 1840.
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What did your Conn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Conn. 18% of Conn men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Conn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Conn were Truck Driver 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
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Conn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Conn 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Conn. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name Conn. For the veterans among your Conn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Conn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Conn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Conn in 1943 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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