Cohan Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Cohane, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cadhain (see Coyne 2). Variant spelling of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Cohen. This spelling of the Jewish name is found mainly in France.

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


Similar surnames: Coan, Mohan, Cogan, Rohan, Cahan, Lohan, Bohan, Cohn, Coran, Coyan

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Cohan Family Origin

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Cohan Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    15%
  • Boot Traveller

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Carter

    8%

In 1881, Labourer, Boot Traveller and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cohan. A less common occupation for the Cohan family was Carter. The most common Cohan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 15% of Cohan's were Labourers.

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Cohan Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Cohan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cohan in 1952 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cohan

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