Kuhn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The distinguished surname Kuhn is a proud sign of an ancient Jewish culture. The surname Kuhn is an occupational surname for a priest, and it comes from the Hebrew word kohen. Traditionally, priests were considered to have been members of a hereditary caste, descended from Aaron, the brother of Moses. Not all Jewish bearers of the surname Kuhn belong to this caste, however. When many Jews were being forced to join the Russian Army for a term of 25 years, a number of them changed their last name to Kuhn, because members of the clergy were exempt from service.

Kuhn migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kuhn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Kuhn, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Mattheus Kuhn, who landed in New York in 1709-1710 [1]
  • Valentine Kuhn, who landed in New York, NY in 1710-1714 [1]
  • Abraham Kuhn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Casper Kuhn, who arrived in Carolina in 1739 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kuhn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gabriel Kuhn, who landed in Maryland in 1806 [1]
  • Xavier Kuhn, aged 32, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • Christine Kuhn, aged 35, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • Anton Kuhn, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1845 [1]
  • Carl Kuhn, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Kuhn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Maria Kuhn, aged 13, who arrived in New York, NY in 1902 [1]
  • Gottfried Kuhn, aged 1, who landed in New York, NY in 1902 [1]
  • Emmanuel Kuhn, aged 4, who landed in New York, NY in 1902 [1]

Kuhn migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Kuhn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Godlove Kuhn, aged 37, who arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert" [2]
  • Elisabeth Kuhn, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Alfred" [3]

Kuhn migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Kuhn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Louis Kuhn, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Augusta Kuhn, aged 24, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Hannah Kuhn, aged 2, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Catherine Kuhn, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Mrs. Catherine Kuhn, South African settler travelling from Cape Town aboard the ship "Eveline" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 22nd January 1865 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Kuhn (post 1700)

  • Steve Kuhn (b. 1938), American jazz pianist and composer
  • John Allen Kuhn (b. 1982), American NFL football fullback for the Green Bay Packers
  • Bradley M. Kuhn (b. 1973), American free software activist, current Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy
  • Alvin Boyd Kuhn (1880-1963), American scholar of mythology and linguistics from Franklin County, Pennsylvania
  • Thomas Kuhn (b. 1922), renowned American professor of Philosophy with an interest in the field of science
  • Judy Kuhn (b. 1958), American three-time Tony Award winning and Obie Award winning singer and actress
  • Harold W. Kuhn (b. 1925), American mathematician, 1980 John von Neumann Theory Prize winner, developed Kuhn poker
  • Bowie Kuhn (1927-2007), American former Major League Baseball commissioner
  • Oskar Kuhn (1908-1990), German palaeontologist
  • Fritz Kuhn (b. 1955), German politician, current Mayor of Stuttgart
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Kuhn family

Bismarck
  • Willi Kühn (b. 1920), German Maschinenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [5]
  • Wilhelm Kühn (1918-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Peter Kuhn (1910-1941), German Verwaltungsoberfeldweb. who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Hermann Kühn (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]
  • Karl Kuhn (1923-2004), German Matrosenobergefreiter serving aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he survived the sinking [5]
  • ... (Another 3 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Harold J. Kuhn, American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) GELLERT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Gellert.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ALFRED 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Alfred.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
  6. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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