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Hon Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental name from Yiddish hon ‘cock’. Chinese : variant of Han 1.

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


Similar surnames: Horn, Han, Son, Ron, Hoh, Kon, Thon, Hoen, Don, Hohn

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Where is the Hon family from?

You can see how Hon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Hon families living in Kentucky. This was about 33% of all the recorded Hon's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Hon families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hon. 27% of Hon men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Hon women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hon were Farming and Seamstress. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Hon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hon 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 Hon. 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 45,000 military records available for the last name Hon. For the veterans among your Hon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hon lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Hon in 1944 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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