Cohn Family History

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Cohn Name Meaning

Jewish: variant spelling of Cohen.

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

Similar surnames: Cahn, Cohan, Coan, Coen, Kohn, Sohn, Coin, Carn, Coxen, Mohn

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Cohn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cohn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cohn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Cohn Family Origin

Where is the Cohn family from?

Cohn Family Occupations

What did your Cohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, School, Butcher and Jeweller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cohn. A less common occupation for the Cohn family was Mason. The most common Cohn occupation in Canada was School. 19% of Cohn's were Schools.

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  • School

  • Butcher

  • Jeweller

  • Mason


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

Cohn Historical Records

What Cohn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 105,000 census records available for the last name Cohn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cohn 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 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Cohn. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Cohn. For the veterans among your Cohn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cohn Life Expectancy

What is the average Cohn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Cohn in 1940 was 35, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cohn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cohn 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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