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Sohn Family History

Sohn Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German sun, son, German Sohn ‘son’, hence a distinguishing epithet for a son who shared the same personal name as his father. Korean: variant of Son.

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


Similar surnames: Son, Hohn, Kohn, Mohn, Bohn, John, Sohl, Hahn, Rohn, Sohm

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Where is the Sohn family from?

You can see how Sohn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sohn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sohn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Sohn families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Sohn's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Sohn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sohn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sohn. 14% of Sohn men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Sohn women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sohn were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Seamstress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Sohn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sohn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sohn. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Sohn. For the veterans among your Sohn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sohn lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sohn in 1948 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

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