4,863 COEN members around the world
Stay informed about COEN Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
COEN Family HistoryThis name has two distinct possible origins, the first being a Jewish name from the Hewbrew "Kohen", a priest. However not all Jews bearing this name belong to the priestly caste, descended from Aaron, the brother of Moses, as several members of the faith changed their name to Cohen to avoid forced military service in the Russian army, priests being the only males exempt from service. The second possibility is that Cohen is an Anglicized form of two Gaelic Irish surnames - O Cadhain of Connacht, and O Comhdhain of Ulster.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous COEN (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the COEN tribe
- Find your COEN ancestor
- Tell us about your COEN Family
- Tell us about your COEN ancestors
- Ask a question about the COEN history
- Leave a message for COEN family members
Invite more COEN family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the COEN tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Show off the COEN Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from