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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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Where is the Kohn family from?

You can see how Kohn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kohn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kohn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Kohn families living in Ohio. This was about 31% of all the recorded Kohn's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Kohn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kohn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kohn. 14% of Kohn men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Kohn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kohn were Proprietor and Saleslady.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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