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A multitude of prestigious family names, such as the surname Kohn, 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.

Kohn Early Origins



The surname Kohn 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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Kohn Spelling Variations


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Kohn 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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Kohn Early History


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Kohn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kohn research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1554, 1806, 1837, 1842, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Kohn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kohn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kohn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable figures of the period with the name Kohn 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 Kohn 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:

Kohn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joanis Kohn, aged 30, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Henrich Kohn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Adam Kohn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • George Kohn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • A H Kohn, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1794

Kohn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Levy Kohn, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Joseph Kohn, aged 41, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Erdmann Friedrich Kohn, aged 27, landed in America in 1844
  • Johann Friedrich Kohn, aged 42, landed in America in 1846
  • Jacob Kohn, aged 24, arrived in Missouri in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kohn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • J.S. Kohn, a clerk, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kohn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kohn (post 1700)



  • Isar T. Kohn, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 13th District, 1910
  • Herman F. Kohn, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 2nd District, 1930
  • Henry H. Kohn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908, 1916 (alternate), 1936 (alternate); Member of Illinois Republican State Central Committee, 1919
  • Helen Kohn, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972
  • George A. Kohn (1885-1963), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Montcalm County, 1950-54
  • Clarence Kohn, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1916
  • Charles Kohn, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996
  • C. Ralph Kohn, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956; Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 2nd District, 1964
  • Jerome H. Kohn (1900-1948), American Democrat politician, Tobacco business; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1944, 1948
  • Jerry Kohn, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 2004
  • ... (Another 16 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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Kohn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kohn 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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