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Huhn Family History

Huhn Name Meaning

German:: (also Hühn): nickname for a tall man from Middle High German hiune ‘giant monster bogeyman’ from Hiune ‘Hun’ a word probably ultimately of Turkic origin. (also Hühn): from an old personal name derived from the ancient Germanic element hūn ‘bear cub’. metonymic occupational name for a poultry keeper from Middle High German huon ‘hen’.

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


Similar surnames: Hohn, Hunn, Hahn, Nuhn, Hain, Kuhn, Hehl, Kuehn, Uhr, Uhl

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Where is the Huhn family from?

You can see how Huhn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huhn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Huhn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Huhn families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Huhn's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Huhn families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Huhn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Huhn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Huhn. 18% of Huhn men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Huhn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Huhn were Machinist and New Worker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • New Worker
    9%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Huhn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huhn 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Huhn. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Huhn. For the veterans among your Huhn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Huhn lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Huhn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Huhn in 1949 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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