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

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  • Tailor

    16%
  • Fisherman

    8%
  • Shoe Maker

    8%
  • Store Keeper

    8%

In 1881, Tailor, Fisherman and Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cohen. A less common occupation for the Cohen family was Store Keeper. The most common Cohen occupation in Canada was Tailor. 16% of Cohen's were Tailors.

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Cohen Historical Records

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Cohen Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cohen

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