Cahn Name Meaning

Jewish: variant of Cohen. Americanized spelling of North German Kahn.

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


Similar surnames: Kahn, Carn, Cohn, Cahan, Ahn, Cann, Yahn, Kuhn, Grahn, Cain

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Cahn Family Origin

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Cahn Family Occupations

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  • General Agent

    50%
  • Retired Merchant

    50%

In 1881, General Agent and Retired Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cahn. The most common Cahn occupation in the UK was General Agent. 50% of Cahn's were General Agents.

Source: Census data for Cahn | Data not to scale

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Cahn Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Cahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cahn in 1951 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cahn

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