Kuhns Family History

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Kuhns Name Meaning

Although in German-speaking countries, this surname arose either as a patronymic from Kuhn or a habitational name from a place so named in former Silesia, in the majority of instances in the U.S. it is a Pennsylvania form of German Kuntz, the other common spelling being Koons.

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

Similar surnames: Kuhn, Kuns, Kuhl, Burns, Muns, Kunc, Kuno, Koons, Sohns, Kuhne

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Kuhns Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kuhns name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kuhns. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Kuhns Family Origin

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Kuhns Family Occupations

What did your Kuhns ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kuhns. A less common occupation for the Kuhns family was Carpenter. The most common Kuhns occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Kuhns's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kuhns ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kuhns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Kuhns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuhns 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuhns. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kuhns. For the veterans among your Kuhns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kuhns Life Expectancy

What is the average Kuhns lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kuhns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kuhns in 1943 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kuhns 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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