Kuhn Family History

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Kuhn Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Kuno, a short form of Kunrat (see Konrad). The German word kühn, meaning ‘bold’, may have influenced the popularity of this short form, but is not necessarily the immediate source of it. German: variant spelling of Kühn(e) (see Kuehn). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German kühn ‘bold’, but in some cases an altered spelling of Cohn or Kohn (see Cohen).

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

Similar surnames: Kohn, Kahn, Kuhl, Kuehn, Huhn, Kihn, Kuhr, Uhr, Nuhn, Kuhns

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Kuhn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Kuhn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Kuhn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Kuhn Family Origin

Where is the Kuhn family from?

Kuhn Family Occupations

What did your Kuhn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Kuhn occupation in the UK was Baker. 13% of Kuhn's were Bakers. Baker, Tailor and Baker Employing 1 Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kuhn. A less common occupation for the Kuhn family was Boot Maker.

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  • Baker

  • Tailor

  • Baker Employing 1 Man

  • Boot Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kuhn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kuhn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 138,000 census records available for the last name Kuhn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kuhn 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Kuhn. 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 62,000 military records available for the last name Kuhn. For the veterans among your Kuhn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kuhn Life Expectancy

What is the average Kuhn lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kuhn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1942. The average life expectancy for Kuhn in 1940 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kuhn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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