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Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Kuhns is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Kuhns is derived from the Old German name Conrad, which is composed of the elements "kuoni," meaning "daring" or "brave," and "rad," meaning "counsel."

Kuhns Early Origins



The surname Kuhns was first found in Austria, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Kuhns Spelling Variations


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Kuhns Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kuhn, Kuehn, Kuehne, Kuehnel, Cuhn, Cuehn, Cuehne and many more.

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Kuhns Early History


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Kuhns Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kuhns research. Another 377 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1645, 1687, 1700, 1726, 1748, 1770, 1775, 1806, 1849, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Kuhns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kuhns Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kuhns Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Kuhns were August Kuehnel (1645-c.1700), who was a distinguished German composer and mastered the viola da gamba. Gottlieb Jakob Kuhn...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kuhns 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:

Kuhns Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Michael Kuhns, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • Bernard Kuhns, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Kuhns Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jos Kuhns, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kuhns (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kuhns (post 1700)



  • William T. Kuhns, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1924
  • William R. Kuhns, American politician, American Independent Candidate for Iowa State Senate 43rd District, 1970
  • Katherine Kuhns, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1960
  • Joseph Henry Kuhns (1800-1883), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 19th District, 1851-53
  • Donald E. Kuhns, American politician, Mayor of Kennewick, Washington, 1978-83
  • Dewey E. S. Kuhns, American Democrat politician, Kanawha County Sheriff
  • A. J. Kuhns, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1895-98; Member of South Dakota State Senate 5th District, 1915-18

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kuhns Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kuhns 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.

    This page was last modified on 6 September 2016 at 08:32.

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