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Mohn Name Meaning

metonymic occupational name for a grower of poppies, from Middle High German man ‘poppy’. from a short form of the Germanic personal name Monrad, composed of the elements mun ‘spirit’, ‘thought’ + rat ‘counsel’. variant of German Möhn (see Moehn).

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


Similar surnames: Mohr, Hohn, Bohn, Rohn, Sohn, John, Kohn, Moon, Moen, Mock

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Where is the Mohn family from?

You can see how Mohn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mohn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mohn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Mohn families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 55% of all the recorded Mohn's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mohn families in 1840.
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What did your Mohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mohn. 19% of Mohn men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Mohn women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mohn were Carpenter 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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mohn. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Mohn. For the veterans among your Mohn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mohn lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Mohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Mohn in 1944 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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