Kahan Family History

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Kahan Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): one of the many forms of Cohen.

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


Similar surnames: Kohan, Kahane, Kagan, Kahn, Kazan, Karan, Cahan, Kahana, Kaman, Taran

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Kahan Family Origin

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Kahan Family Occupations

What did your Kahan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kahan occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 14% of Kahan's were Cigar Makers. A less common occupation for the Kahan family was Express Man. Cigar Maker, Clothing Store and Coal Heaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kahan.

View Census data for Kahan | Data not to scale

  • Cigar Maker

    14%
  • Clothing Store

    14%
  • Coal Heaver

    14%
  • Express Man

    14%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kahan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kahan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kahan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kahan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Kahan

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Kahan. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kahan. For the veterans among your Kahan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kahan Life Expectancy

What is the average Kahan lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kahan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kahan in 1956 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kahan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kahan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Kahan Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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