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Kuehn Name Meaning

from a short form of any of the medieval German names containing as a first element Old High German kuoni ‘bold’, ‘daring’, ‘experienced’, or chunni ‘tribe’, ‘race’, ‘people’. The distinction became blurred at an early date. By far the most common such name is Konrad. In some cases, no doubt, it is a nickname derived directly from Middle High German küene ‘bold’.

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


Similar surnames: Kuhn, Kuhl, Kiehn, Krohn, Klein, Kiehl, Ken, Keen, Ruen, Kuehnl

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Kuehn Family Origin

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Kuehn Family Occupations

What did your Kuehn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kuehn family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kuehn. The most common Kuehn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Kuehn's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Kuehn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kuehn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuehn 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kuehn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kuehn. For the veterans among your Kuehn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kuehn Life Expectancy

What is the average Kuehn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kuehn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kuehn in 1940 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kuehn 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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