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Kochan Name Meaning

Czech, Slovak, and eastern German (Sorbian): from the old personal name Kochan ‘beloved’ (i.e.. by God), a calque on Latin Amatus ‘beloved’, i.e. by God. Compare Amato. Polish: nickname for an attractive man, from kochan, kochanek, a term of endearment meaning ‘darling’, ‘beloved’, from kochac ‘to love’. Americanized spelling of Slovenian Kocan (see Kocan 2).

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


Similar surnames: Kocan, Kocian, Koch, Kochanek, Socha, Kochman, Kosman, Kortan, Suchan

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Where is the Kochan family from?

You can see how Kochan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kochan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Kochan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Kochan families living in Wisconsin. This was about 44% of all the recorded Kochan's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kochan families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kochan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kochan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Inspector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kochan. 30% of Kochan men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Kochan women worked as an Inspector. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kochan were Machinist and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Inspector
    14%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kochan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kochan 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kochan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kochan. For the veterans among your Kochan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kochan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kochan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kochan in 1946 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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