Cohn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Cohn 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 Cohn 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.

Early Origins of the Cohn family

The surname Cohn 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.

Important Dates for the Cohn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cohn research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1869 is included under the topic Early Cohn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cohn 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.

Early Notables of the Cohn family (pre 1700)

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Cohn migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Cohn, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1831 [1]
  • Moretz Cohn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840-1853 [1]
  • Joh Ludwig Cohn, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 [1]
  • Moris Cohn, aged 29, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]
  • Johanne Cohn, who landed in New York in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Cohn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Marel Cohn, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cohn (post 1700)

  • Gary David Cohn (b. 1960), American investment banker, 11th Director of the National Economic Council in 2017; he resigned from his position in March 2018
  • Lawrence H. Cohn (1937-2016), American pioneering cardiac surgeon, researcher, and medical educator, awarded the first endowed Chair in Cardiac Surgery at Harvard Medical School
  • Linda Cohn (b. 1959), American sportscaster with ESPN
  • Harold W. Cohn (b. 1913), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1959-68 [2]
  • Edward I. Cohn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1928 [2]
  • Bernard Cohn (1835-1889), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1878 [2]
  • Avern Cohn, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Oakland County 5th District, 1961; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964, 1968 [2]
  • Allan Cohn, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964 [2]
  • Alfred A. Cohn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932 [2]
  • Albert Cohn (1885-1959), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1929-55 [2]
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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