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Cahn Name Meaning

Jewish: variant of Cohen . Americanized form of North German Kahn .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kahn, Carn, Cohn, Cahan, Ahn, Cann, Yahn, Kuhn, Grahn, Cain

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Where is the Cahn family from?

You can see how Cahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Cahn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Cahn families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Cahn's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Cahn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cahn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cahn. 23% of Cahn men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Cahn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cahn were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Cahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cahn 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Cahn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Cahn lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Cahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cahn in 1951 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

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