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Kaun Family History

Kaun Name Meaning

North German: from a short form of Konrad. German: possibly from a Silesian short form of Kaunath or Kaunert, derivatives of the Old High German personal name Chunihard, meaning ‘strong tribe’.

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

Similar surnames: Kahn, Kann, Kau, Kauk, Kan, Kuhn, Haun, Kaul, Zaun, Hain

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Where is the Kaun family from?

You can see how Kaun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kaun family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kaun families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 18 Kaun families living in Illinois. This was about 23% of all the recorded Kaun's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kaun families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kaun surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kaun ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kaun. 27% of Kaun men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Kaun women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kaun were Miner 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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farming
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kaun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kaun 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 503 immigration records available for the last name Kaun. 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 615 military records available for the last name Kaun. For the veterans among your Kaun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kaun lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kaun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kaun in 1962 was 74, and 93 in 2004.

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