Kiehn Family History

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Kiehn Name Meaning

South German (Bavaria, Austria, Saxony): from the personal name Kiehn, a variant of Kuehn. North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a standing of pines, from Middle Low German kien ‘pinewood spill’, ‘pine cone’, or alternatively a metronymic from the female personal name Kunigunde.

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

Similar surnames: Kiehl, Kuehn, Koehn, Kuhn, Klehr, Kohn, Rehn, Riehm, Fehn, Oien

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Kiehn Family Origin

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Kiehn Family Occupations

What did your Kiehn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kiehn. 17% of Kiehn men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Kiehn women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kiehn were Farming and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Housewife
  • Student
  • Farmer

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

Kiehn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kiehn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiehn 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 948 immigration records available for the last name Kiehn. 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 855 military records available for the last name Kiehn. For the veterans among your Kiehn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kiehn Life Expectancy

What is the average Kiehn lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kiehn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kiehn in 1954 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kiehn

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