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Kuhns Family History

Kuhns Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Kunz . Compare Kunes German: patronymic from Kuhn or a habitational name from a place so named in former Silesia.

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

Similar surnames: Kuhn, Kuns, Kuhl, Burns, Muns, Kunc, Kuno, Koons, Sohns, Kuhne

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Where is the Kuhns family from?

You can see how Kuhns families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuhns family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kuhns families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Kuhns families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Kuhns's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Kuhns families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kuhns surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kuhns ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kuhns. 18% of Kuhns men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Kuhns women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuhns were Labor and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Kuhns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuhns 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuhns. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kuhns. For the veterans among your Kuhns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuhns lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Kuhns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kuhns in 1943 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

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