Kahn Family History

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Kahn Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a bargee, from Low German kane ‘boat’. German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Cagano, itself a short form of a personal name formed with gagan, gegen ‘against’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): one of the many variants of Cohen.

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

Similar surnames: Kann, Kuhn, Hahn, Kan, Kaun, Kohn, Fahn, Jahn, Ahn, Bahn

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Kahn Family Origin

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Kahn Family Occupations

What did your Kahn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Merchant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kahn. 3% of Kahn men worked as a Merchant and 41% of Kahn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kahn were Commercial Traveller and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Merchant
  • Private Means
  • Wholesale Retail Furniture Dealer
  • Commercial Traveller

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kahn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Kahn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kahn 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 42,000 immigration records available for the last name Kahn. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Kahn. For the veterans among your Kahn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kahn Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Kahn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1941. The average life expectancy for Kahn in 1941 was 100, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kahn

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