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Kocan Family History

Kocan Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, and Slovak: from a pet form of an Old Slavic personal name, Chotimir, Polish Chocimir, or possibly from kocan ‘cob’ (Polish kaczan). Slovenian (Kocan): topographic or status name for someone who lived in a cottage, from koca ‘cottage’.

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


Similar surnames: Kochan, Kocian, Kosa, Kotas, Koman, Koran, Kozar, Honan, Kolar, Kocon

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Where is the Kocan family from?

You can see how Kocan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kocan family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Kocan families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 27% of all the recorded Kocan's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kocan families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kocan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kocan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kocan. 37% of Kocan men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Kocan women worked as a Waitress. .

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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
    37%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Trucker
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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What Kocan family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 810 census records available for the last name Kocan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kocan 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 386 immigration records available for the last name Kocan. 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 339 military records available for the last name Kocan. For the veterans among your Kocan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kocan lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kocan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kocan in 1963 was 79, and 85 in 2004.

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