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A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Koehn, were formed in the lands which became the modern German state of Prussia, known for its beauty, industry and military power. The name originated as a short form of the personal name Konrad, an Old German emperor's name.
The surname Koehn was first found in West Prussia, where the family emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The name originated as a short form of Konrad, an Old German emperor's name.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cohen, Cohn, Coehn, Coen, Kohen, Kohn, Koehn, Koehne, Cone, Kone, Koehnle, Coehnle, Coen, Koen, Coene, Koene, Coener, Koener, Coehner and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koehn research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1806, 1837, 1842, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Koehn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable figures of the period with the name Koehn were members of the Koehn von Jaski family, who distinguished themselves in politics and military services. One Koehn von Jaski, the Lord of Wittichwalde, became the director of regional affairs (Landes-Director) and regional advisor for the district of Mohrungen in 1806, while...
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koehn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Koehn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Koehn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
The Koehn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koehn 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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