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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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Where is the Kuhn family from?

You can see how Kuhn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuhn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kuhn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 41 Kuhn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Kuhn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kuhn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kuhn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kuhn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kuhn. 14% of Kuhn men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Kuhn women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuhn were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 54,000 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 Cards

There are 62,000 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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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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