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Kochan Surname Meaning

Polish Slovak Rusyn (from Slovakia and Poland) Czech and Sorbian: from the old personal name Kochan (Rusyn Kokhan) ‘beloved’ derived from a verb meaning ‘to love’ (see 2 below) or from a pet form of any personal name beginning with Ko- (compare Koch ). Compare also Kohan . Polish: nickname for an attractive man from kochan kochanek a term of endearment meaning ‘darling beloved’ from kochać ‘to love’. Americanized form of Bosniak Slovak Czech and Slovenian Kočan (see Kocan ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kocan, Kocian, Koch, Kochanek, Socha, Kochman, Kosman, Kortan, Suchan

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Where is the Kochan family from?

You can see how Kochan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kochan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Kochan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Kochan families living in Manitoba. This was about 41% of all the recorded Kochan's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Kochan families in 1911.
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What did your Kochan ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kochan. 100% of Kochan men worked as a 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kochan. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kochan. For the veterans among your Kochan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kochan lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Kochan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Kochan in 1946 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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