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Multiple Origins for the Surname Cohn



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.

Cohn Early Origins



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.

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Cohn Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cohn Early History


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Cohn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cohn research. Another 144 words (10 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.

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Cohn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cohn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cohn 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:

Cohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Cohn, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Moretz Cohn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840-1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Joh Ludwig Cohn, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Moris Cohn, aged 29, who landed in Missouri in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johanne Cohn, who landed in New York in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (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]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cohn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cohn (post 1700)



  • Gary D. Cohn (b. 1960), American investment banker, Director of the National Economic Council (2017-)
  • 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
  • Edward I. Cohn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1928
  • Bernard Cohn (1835-1889), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Los Angeles, California, 1878
  • 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
  • Allan Cohn, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964
  • Alfred A. Cohn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1932
  • 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
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  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)

Other References

  1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  4. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Cohn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cohn 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.

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