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Kiehn Name Meaning

South German (Bavaria Austria Saxony): from the personal name Kiehn a variant of Kuehn . North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a standing of pines from Middle Low German kien ‘pinewood spill pine cone’ or alternatively from a vernacular short form of the female personal name Kunigunde (compare 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Kiehl, Kuehn, Koehn, Kuhn, Klehr, Kohn, Rehn, Riehm, Fehn, Oien

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Where is the Kiehn family from?

You can see how Kiehn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kiehn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kiehn families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 30 Kiehn families living in New York. This was about 47% of all the recorded Kiehn's in USA. New York had the highest population of Kiehn families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kiehn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kiehn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kiehn. 30% of Kiehn men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Kiehn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kiehn were Farming and Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • Farm Laborer
    34%
  • Student
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kiehn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiehn 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 948 immigration records available for the last name Kiehn. 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 855 military records available for the last name Kiehn. For the veterans among your Kiehn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kiehn lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kiehn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kiehn in 1954 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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