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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.

Koehn Early Origins



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.

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Koehn Spelling Variations


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Koehn Spelling Variations



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.

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Koehn Early History


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Koehn Early History



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.

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Koehn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Koehn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koehn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Koehn, aged 21, arrived in Missouri in 1844
  • Johann Koehn settled in Texas in 1852
  • Charles Koehn, who arrived in Texas in 1867
  • Henirich Koehn, aged 27, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1874
  • Eva Koehn, aged 18, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Koehn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Koehn, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Koehn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Koehn (post 1700)



  • Francis K. Koehn, prominent American activist and politician
  • Laurie Koehn (b. 1982), American professional WNBA basketball player
  • Phyllis C. "Sugar" Koehn (1922-2007), American Major League Baseball pitcher and utility who played from 1943 to 1950
  • H. H. Koehn, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1919-22
  • Philipp Koehn (b. 1971), German computer scientist and researcher in the field of machine translation

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Suggested Readings for the name Koehn


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Suggested Readings for the name Koehn



  • A Compilation of the Genealogical and Biographical Record of the Descendants and Relation Circle of Henry B. Koehn by Henry B. Koehn.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    11. ...

    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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