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Kuehn Name Meaning

German (Kühn):: from a short form of the personal name Konrad or any other of the medieval German names containing as the first element Old High German kuoni ‘bold daring experienced’ or chunni ‘tribe race people’ (the distinction between these two elements became blurred at an early date). in some cases no doubt it is a nickname derived directly from Middle High German küene ‘bold’. See also Kuhn .

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

Similar surnames: Kuhn, Kuhl, Kiehn, Krohn, Klein, Kiehl, Ken, Keen, Ruen, Kuehnl

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Where is the Kuehn family from?

You can see how Kuehn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kuehn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kuehn families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Kuehn family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Kuehn's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kuehn families in 1891.
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What did your Kuehn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kuehn. 19% of Kuehn men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Kuehn women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kuehn were Farming and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuehn. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kuehn. For the veterans among your Kuehn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kuehn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kuehn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kuehn in 1940 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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