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Kohen Family History

Kohen Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Cohen .

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

Similar surnames: Kohn, Koen, Kogen, Koren, Kohan, Kuhn, Koven, Rozen, Kogan, Bohen

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Where is the Kohen family from?

You can see how Kohen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kohen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kohen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Kohen families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kohen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kohen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kohen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kohen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kohen. 20% of Kohen men worked as a Salesman and 23% of Kohen women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kohen were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Proprietor
  • Typist
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kohen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kohen 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 Kohen. 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 702 military records available for the last name Kohen. For the veterans among your Kohen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kohen lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kohen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kohen in 1953 was 79, and 70 in 2004.

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