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Hohn Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German hon ‘chicken’, hence a nickname, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who raised poultry. North German: topographic name from an old word, hon, meaning ‘bog’. North German: variant of Hoehn 2. South German (Höhn): variant of Hoehne. South German: from an aphetic form of the personal name Johann(es) (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Huhn, Hoehn, Hahn, Horn, Bohn, Hoen, John, Mohn, Sohn, Kohn

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Where is the Hohn family from?

You can see how Hohn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hohn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hohn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Hohn families living in Indiana. This was about 15% of all the recorded Hohn's in the USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Hohn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hohn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hohn. 17% of Hohn men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hohn women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hohn were Clerk 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
    17%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hohn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hohn 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hohn. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Hohn. For the veterans among your Hohn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hohn lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hohn in 1951 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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