Kohn Family History

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Kohn Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Cohen. North German (also Köhn): from the personal name Kohn or Köhn, former Low German short forms of Konrad.

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

Similar surnames: Kuhn, Kahn, Kohne, Hohn, Korn, Krohn, Sohn, Bohn, Koen, Mohn

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Kohn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kohn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kohn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kohn Family Origin

Where is the Kohn family from?

Kohn Family Occupations

What did your Kohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kohn. The most common Kohn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Kohn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kohn family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Butcher


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

Kohn Historical Records

What Kohn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Kohn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kohn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 37,000 immigration records available for the last name Kohn. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Kohn. For the veterans among your Kohn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kohn Life Expectancy

What is the average Kohn lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kohn in 1945 was 38, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kohn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kohn 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.

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