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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.

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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


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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  9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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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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