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Cohn Surname Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Cohen .

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

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

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Where is the Cohn family from?

You can see how Cohn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cohn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cohn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 82 Cohn families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Cohn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cohn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cohn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Cohn. 34% of Cohn men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Cohn women worked as a Laborer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
  • Tailor
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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