Kann Family History

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Kann Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Low German, Danish kanne, German Kanne ‘jug’, ‘flagon’ (Latin canna), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of jugs, or in some cases possibly a habitational name for someone who lived at a house or tavern distinguished by the sign of a flagon. German (Austria): from a short form of the personal name Candidus. Jewish (Ashkenazic): one of the many forms of Cohen.

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

Similar surnames: Kan, Mann, Gann, Pann, Kahn, Kinn, Bann, Dann, Wann, Rann

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Kann Family Origin

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Kann Family Occupations

What did your Kann ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butcher (unemployed) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Kann. 7% of Kann men worked as a Butcher (unemployed) and 48% of Kann women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kann were Company Director and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Butcher (unemployed)
  • None
  • Stockbroker
  • Company Director

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Nursery Student
  • Private Means

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

Kann Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Kann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kann 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kann. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Kann. For the veterans among your Kann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kann Life Expectancy

What is the average Kann lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kann in 1952 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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