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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Cohn is "O Cadhain," from the word "cadhan," which means wild goose. Kilcoyne, commonly seen as an alias of Coyne, is a patronymic name derived from the Gaelic name Mac Giolla Chaoine, denoting the son of a devotee of St. Caoin. Coen is also often the Anglicized version of the Gaelic name "O Comhdhain."

Cohn Early Origins



The surname Cohn was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), and Leinster. The name became confused with Coen, Kyne, and Kilcoyne, all of which have derived from it, or have been the origin of Coyne. The ancient Coens, descended from the Gaelic Caomhan, the Chief of his clann in 876 A.D. who was descended from the Princes of Hy Fiachra, and the great General King Niall of the Nine Hostages.

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Cohn Spelling Variations


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Cohn Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Cohn revealed spelling variations, including Coyne, Coen, Cohen, Kyne, Kilcoyne, Coyney, Koyne, Koen, Kohen, M'Coyne, Coyn, Coin, Coine, Koin, Koine, Barnacle (a synonym of Coyne by translation), Barnicle, Barnycle, Barnackle, Barnicall, Barnickle 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 224 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1803, 1839, 1868, and 1891 are 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 33 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Cohn name:

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. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    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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