Hohn Family History

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Hohn Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German hon ‘chicken’, hence a nickname, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who raised poultry. North German: topographic name from an old word, hon, meaning ‘bog’. North German: variant of Hoehn 2. South German (Höhn): variant of Hoehne. South German: from an aphetic form of the personal name Johann(es) (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Huhn, Hoehn, Hahn, Horn, Bohn, Hoen, John, Mohn, Sohn, Kohn

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Hohn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hohn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hohn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hohn Family Origin

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Hohn Family Occupations

What did your Hohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hohn occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 25% of Hohn's were Bricklayers. A less common occupation for the Hohn family was Surgeon Dentist. Bricklayer, Cigar Maker and Clerk In The Pottery Trade were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hohn.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Clerk In The Pottery Trade

  • Surgeon Dentist


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hohn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hohn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Hohn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hohn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Hohn. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Hohn. For the veterans among your Hohn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hohn Life Expectancy

What is the average Hohn lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Hohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hohn in 1951 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hohn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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