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Origins of the Cohen surname

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About the Cohens

We have a total number of 128371 records for people with the last name Cohen.

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Where do most Cohens live?

In 1921, most Cohens lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Cohens

How common is your surname?

607th most common surname in the UK

We have 75,400 records for the Cohen surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Cohens most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Cohen first names?

  • Samuel
  • Harry
  • Sarah
  • Rose

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Common jobs for Cohens

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Cohens in 1921




Living On Own Means




Cap Maker


Common Male occupations for Cohens in 1921


Cabinet Maker




Sales Clerks


Semiskilled Chauffeurs And Drivers


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