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Kahn Family History

Kahn Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a boatman from Low German kane ‘small boat barge’. North German: from a short form of Kahnert a variant of the personal name Konrad . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Cohen .

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

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

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Where is the Kahn family from?

You can see how Kahn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kahn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kahn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 68 Kahn families living in London. This was about 85% of all the recorded Kahn's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kahn families in 1891.
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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 United Kingdom named Kahn. 19% of Kahn men worked as a Merchant and 70% 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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*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

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Kahn lifespan?

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.

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