Kahn Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a bargee, from Low German kane ‘boat’. German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Cagano, itself a short form of a personal name formed with gagan, gegen ‘against’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): one of the many variants of Cohen.

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


Similar surnames: Kann, Kuhn, Hahn, Kan, Kaun, Kohn, Fahn, Jahn, Ahn, Bahn

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Kahn Family Origin

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Kahn Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Kahn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Kahn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kahn family was Butcher. Farmer, Keeping House and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kahn.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Merchant

    4%
  • Butcher

    4%

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Kahn Historical Records

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Kahn Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Kahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1941. The average life expectancy for Kahn in 1941 was 100, and 81 in 2004.

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