Sohn Family History

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Sohn Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German sun, son, German Sohn ‘son’, hence a distinguishing epithet for a son who shared the same personal name as his father. Korean: variant of Son.

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

Similar surnames: Son, Hohn, Kohn, Mohn, Bohn, John, Sohl, Hahn, Rohn, Sohm

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Sohn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sohn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sohn. 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


  • European Jewish


  • Korea & Northern China


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Sohn Family Origin

Where is the Sohn family from?

Sohn Family Occupations

What did your Sohn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sohn occupation in the UK was Hop Merchant. 100% of Sohn's were Hop Merchants.

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  • Hop Merchant


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

Sohn Historical Records

What Sohn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Sohn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sohn 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sohn. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Sohn. For the veterans among your Sohn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sohn Life Expectancy

What is the average Sohn lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sohn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sohn in 1948 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sohn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sohn 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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