Sohns Family History

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Sohns Name Meaning

patronymic from Sohn. (northwestern): habitational name from Zons, a place near Düsseldorf.

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

Similar surnames: Soens, Kuhns, Sons, Johns, Sohn, Song, Sonne, Sens, Somes, Mons

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Sohns Family Origin

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Sohns Family Occupations

What did your Sohns ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sohns family was Coachman. Keeping House, Blacksmith and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sohns. The most common Sohns occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 13% of Sohns's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Bookkeeper

  • Coachman


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

Sohns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sohns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sohns 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 554 immigration records available for the last name Sohns. 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 706 military records available for the last name Sohns. For the veterans among your Sohns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sohns Life Expectancy

What is the average Sohns lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sohns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sohns in 1953 was 32, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sohns

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sohns 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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