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Coon Family History

Coon Surname Meaning

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

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

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

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Where is the Coon family from?

You can see how Coon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coon families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 247 Coon families living in Ontario. This was about 82% of all the recorded Coon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Coon families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Coon surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Coon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Help On Farm were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Coon. 36% of Coon men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Coon women worked as a Help On Farm. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coon were Farmers Son and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Salesman
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Help On Farm
  • Student
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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