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Conn Surname Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Armagh Derry): back-formation from Mac Coinn ‘son of Conn’ the early Gaelic personal name usually interpreted as ‘reason wisdom’ or ‘head chieftain’; its genitive in surnames is Coinn[e] see Quinn . Irish: shortened form of McConn .

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


Similar surnames: Nonn, Coan, Finn, Cann, Cone, Coon, Corn, Ronan, Cola, Rohn

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Where is the Conn family from?

You can see how Conn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Conn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Conn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 124 Conn families living in Durham. This was about 27% of all the recorded Conn's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Conn families in 1891.
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What did your Conn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Conn. 24% of Conn men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Conn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Conn were Police Constable and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Retired
    12%
  • Gardener
    12%
  • Police Constable
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 90,000 census records available for the last name Conn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Conn 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Conn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 38,000 military records available for the last name Conn. For the veterans among your Conn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Conn lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Conn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Conn in 1943 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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