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Koen Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch coen(e) ‘bold daring’ or personal name Cono with the same meaning. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Cohen . Irish: variant of Coyne .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Korn, Kon, Kohn, Koren, Hoen, Kuhn, Ken, Kotz, Koven, Moen

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Where is the Koen family from?

You can see how Koen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Koen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Koen families living in North Carolina. This was about 33% of all the recorded Koen's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Koen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Koen. 20% of Koen men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Koen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koen were Teacher and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Teacher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Maid
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Koen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koen 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 Koen. 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 Koen. For the veterans among your Koen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koen lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Koen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Koen in 1950 was 25, and 67 in 2004.

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