Koehn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Koehn family

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.

Important Dates for the Koehn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koehn research. Another 189 words (14 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Koehn family (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...
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Koehn migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koehn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Koehn, aged 21, who arrived in Missouri in 1844 [1]
  • Johann Koehn, who settled in Texas in 1852
  • Charles Koehn, who arrived in Texas in 1867 [1]
  • Henirich Koehn, aged 27, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1874 [1]
  • Eva Koehn, aged 18, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1875 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Koehn migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koehn Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Koehn, who arrived in Quebec in 1850

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 [2]
  • Philipp Koehn (b. 1971), German computer scientist and researcher in the field of machine translation

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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