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Gohn Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the personal name Johann (see John).

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


Similar surnames: John, Gahn, Hohn, Rohn, Mohn, Goen, Dohn, Hahn, Kohn, Sohn

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Where is the Gohn family from?

You can see how Gohn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gohn family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Gohn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Gohn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 90% of all the recorded Gohn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gohn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gohn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gohn. 16% of Gohn men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Gohn women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gohn were Proprietor and Cigar Maker.

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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

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Cigar Maker
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Gohn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gohn 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 516 immigration records available for the last name Gohn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gohn. For the veterans among your Gohn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gohn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Gohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Gohn in 1943 was 30, and 69 in 2004.

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