Kuhn Family History

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Kuhn Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Kuno, a short form of Kunrat (see Konrad). The German word kühn, meaning ‘bold’, may have influenced the popularity of this short form, but is not necessarily the immediate source of it. German: variant spelling of Kühn(e) (see Kuehn). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German kühn ‘bold’, but in some cases an altered spelling of Cohn or Kohn (see Cohen).

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


Similar surnames: Kohn, Kahn, Kuhl, Kuehn, Huhn, Kihn, Kuhr, Uhr, Nuhn, Kuhns

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Kuhn Family Origin

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Kuhn Family Occupations

What did your Kuhn ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Kuhn Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kuhn Life Expectancy

What is the average Kuhn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kuhn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1942. The average life expectancy for Kuhn in 1940 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kuhn 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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