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Kon Family History

Kon Name Meaning

Japanese (rare in Japan): the most usual rendering is ‘gold’; bearers are most likely descended from immigrants named Kim, from the ancient Korean Shilla kingdom. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): one of the many forms of Cohen. Polish (Kon): from kon ‘horse’, hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who bred or cared for horses or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a horse.

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

Similar surnames: Ko, Kos, Kan, Okon, Son, Kwon, Kong, Koen, Ken, Korn

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Where is the Kon family from?

You can see how Kon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kon family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kon families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Kon family living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kon's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Kon families in 1840.
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What did your Kon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kon. 21% of Kon men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Kon women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kon were New Worker and Clerk.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kon 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kon. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Kon. For the veterans among your Kon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kon lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Kon in 1956 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

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