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The German surname Cohee emerged in the lands that formed the powerful German state of Prussia, which at one time was an immense German territory that stretched from France and the Low Countries to the Baltic sea and Poland. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the German territories were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. West Prussia, where the distinguished surname Cohee was born, was nestled between Brandenburg and East Prussia on the Vistula River. It is famous for its ancient cities, such as Danzig, which is renowned for its culture and fine displays of Renaissance art and architecture.

Cohee Early Origins



The surname Cohee was first found in Anhalt, an ancient principality of Germany, where Cohen emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. In the 13th century the surname has been closely associated with the social and economic advancements of the territory's feudal society.

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Cohee Spelling Variations


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Cohee Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cohen, Cohem, Cohone, Cohan, Cohn, Coehn, Coen, Kohem, Kohen, Kohn, Koehn, Koen, Cone, Kone, Cohan and many more.

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Cohee Early History


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Cohee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cohee research. Another 144 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1869 is included under the topic Early Cohee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cohee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cohee Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cohee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cohee Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward Cohee, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Beverley, N. J., in 1913
  • Catalina Cohee, aged 15, who settled in America from Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cohee (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cohee (post 1700)



  • Robert L. "Bob" Cohee (1938-2013), American businessman and politician, State Chairman, Arkansas Republican Party in 1982
  • Richard Cohee (1939-2013), American CFL football player who played from 1960 to 1968, two-time Grey Cup champion (1965, 1967)
  • Dixon Cohee, American actor, known for his roles in Cheats (2002) and Beer Money (2001)
  • Bill Cohee (1924-2002), American actor, known for his role in Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
  • Richard Cohee, American actor, best known as a stand-in for Morgan Freeman in various movies
  • Ron Cohee, American animator, best known for his work on Mulan (1998), Tarzan (1999), Hercules (1997) and Pocahontas (1995)
  • Fred B. Cohee (b. 1894), American Republican politician, Chair of Clinton County Republican Party, 1942-44
  • Darwin D. Cohee, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Cohee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cohee Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 January 2016 at 11:01.

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