Coon Family History

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Coon Name Meaning

Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cuana (see Cooney). Americanized spelling of German Kuhn. Americanized spelling of Dutch Coen or Koen.

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

Similar surnames: Coons, Coan, Koon, Cool, Coone, Coen, Cook, Goon, Moon, Corn

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Coon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Coon name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Coon Family Origin

Where is the Coon family from?

Coon Family Occupations

What did your Coon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Coon occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Coon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Coon family was Labourer. Farmer, Son and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coon.

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  • Farmer

  • Son

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer


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

Coon Historical Records

What Coon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 130,000 census records available for the last name Coon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coon 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Coon. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Coon. For the veterans among your Coon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coon Life Expectancy

What is the average Coon lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Coon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Coon in 1941 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Coon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coon 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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