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Hahn Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German hane ‘rooster’, hence a nickname for a conceited or sexually active man. In some instances it may have been a habitational name from a house bearing the sign of a rooster. German: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Johannes (see John). This surname is also found in Denmark and Sweden. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Hahn ‘rooster’, one of the many Ashkenazic surnames based on vocabulary words denoting birds or animals.

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


Similar surnames: Hain, Hohn, Han, Kahn, Haan, Huhn, Jahn, Ahn, Zahn, Fahn

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Where is the Hahn family from?

You can see how Hahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hahn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 59 Hahn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Hahn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hahn families in 1840.
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What did your Hahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hahn. 16% of Hahn men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Hahn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hahn were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Hahn. 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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There are 67,000 military records available for the last name Hahn. For the veterans among your Hahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hahn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Hahn in 1940 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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