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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
  • Moretz Cohn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1840-1853
  • Joh Ludwig Cohn, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1843
  • Moris Cohn, aged 29, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • Johanne Cohn, who landed in New York in 1850
  • ... (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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cohn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cohn (post 1700)



  • 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
  • Abraham D. Cohn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960 (alternate), 1964
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. 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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