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The surname Koon was first found in Bohemia and Silesia, where the name was an integral part of the feudal society which would shape modern European history. Individual bearers of the name first mentioned in ancient chronicles include Cuntz der Kuentzel of Kempten (West of Frankfurt) who lived around 1382, and Cuncze von Cracow who lived in Liegnitz, Silesia in 1388.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kunze, Kunz, Kunzel, Kuenz, Kuenze, Kuenzel, Cuntz, Kuntz, Kuntze, Kuntzel, Kuentz, Kunts, Kundt, Kuent, Kunth, Kunt, Kuhnt, Kuehnt, Kuntse, Kuntsel, Kunstler, Kuents, Kuentse, Cuncze and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koon research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1767, 1792, 1839 and 1894 are included under the topic Early Koon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Koon, aged 50, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Anna Crete Koon, aged 11, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Cathrina Koon, aged 24, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Eve Koon, aged 59, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Frederick Koon, aged 22, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
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Koon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Koon, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
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  • Larry Koon, well known American published author,and antiques newspaper columnist
  • Robert Koon, American professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas
  • Darrell John Koon (b. 1924), American painter
  • David R. Koon (b. 1947), American Democratic politician
  • Jeffrey "Jeff" Koon (b. 1955), American artist
  • Thomas Walter Koon (b. 1870), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Cumberland, Maryland, 1914-32, 1936-39; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1936
  • Thomas M. Koon, American Republican politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1912
  • Mark L. Koon, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Auburn, New York, 1916
  • Ezra L. Koon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884
  • David Koon, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 135th District, 1996-
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    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Koon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koon 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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