Cohen Family History

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Cohen Name Meaning

Jewish: from Hebrew kohen ‘priest’. Priests are traditionally regarded as members of a hereditary caste descended from Aaron, brother of Moses. See also Kaplan.

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

Similar surnames: Coen, Kohen, Coren, Cohan, Cohn, Rozen, Kogen, Bogen, Coan, Koen

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Cohen Family Origin

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Cohen Family Occupations

What did your Cohen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Tailor and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cohen. 13% of Cohen men worked as a Tailor and 28% of Cohen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cohen were Manufacturer and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Tailor
  • Merchant
  • Operator
  • Manufacturer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Student
  • Housekeeper
  • Operator

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cohen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 739,000 census records available for the last name Cohen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cohen 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 182,000 immigration records available for the last name Cohen. 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 Card

There are 86,000 military records available for the last name Cohen. For the veterans among your Cohen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cohen Life Expectancy

What is the average Cohen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cohen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cohen in 1940 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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