Coons Family History

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Coons Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Couns, Cuens, or Cuyns, patronymics from Coen (see Koen). Possibly also an Americanized spelling of German Kuntz.

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

Similar surnames: Coonts, Coon, Koons, Coone, Coots, Couts, Cords, Corns, Cones, Copes

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Coons Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Coons name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Coons. 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


  • France


  • Norway


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Coons Family Origin

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Coons Family Occupations

What did your Coons ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Coons family was Gentleman. The most common Coons occupation in Canada was Farmer. 52% of Coons's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coons.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Engineer

  • Gentleman


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

Coons Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Coons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Coons 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Coons. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Coons. For the veterans among your Coons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Coons Life Expectancy

What is the average Coons lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Coons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Coons in 1943 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Coons 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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