Kahn Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a bargee, from Low German kane ‘boat’. German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Cagano, itself a short form of a personal name formed with gagan, gegen ‘against’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): one of the many variants of Cohen.

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


Similar surnames: Kann, Kuhn, Hahn, Kan, Kaun, Kohn, Fahn, Jahn, Ahn, Bahn

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Kahn Family Origin

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Kahn Family Occupations

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  • School

    43%
  • Farmer

    29%
  • Farmer Son

    29%

In 1881, School and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kahn. A less common occupation for the Kahn family was Farmer Son. The most common Kahn occupation in Canada was School. 43% of Kahn's were Schools.

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Between 1941 and 2004, Kahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1941. The average life expectancy for Kahn in 1941 was 100, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kahn

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