Coat of Arms


 The Koehn Coat of Arms was drawn by an heraldic artist from information officially recorded in ancient heraldic archives.

Documentation for the Koehn Coat of Arms

Design can be found in Rietstap Armorial General. Heraldic artists of old developed Their own unique language to describe an individual Coat of Arms.  In their Language, The Arms (shield) Is as follows

“Ec. : aux 1 et 4 d’or au lion de sa, , lamp. Et allume de gu., celui du 1 cont. : aux 2 et 3 d’ azure  a palmier d ‘ or , mouv de la p.”

Above the shield and helmet is the Crest which is described as:

“Le lion du 1, iss.:”

When translated the blazon also describes the original colors of the Koehn Arms and Crest As it appeared centuries ago. Family mottos are believed to have originated as battle cries in medieval times. A motto was recorded with this Koehn Coat of Arms :


Individual surnames originated for the purpose of more specific identification.  The four primary sources for second names were : occupation, location, father’s name, or personal characteristics. The surname Koehn appears to be both patronymical and characteristic in origin, and is believed to be associated with the German’s, meaning, “descendant of Kuno  (bold, daring, rash),” The supplementary sheet included with this report is designed to give you more information to further your understanding of the origin of names. Different spellings of the same original surname are a common occurrence. Dictionaries of surnames Indicate probable spelling variations of Koehn to be  Koeh, Koehne, Kohenes, Kohn, Kohns, Kohnen, Koen, Koens  and Koehns.

Although bearers of  the old and distinguished Koehn name comprise a small fraction of the history. They include : OTTO HERMAN KOEHN (Kahn) (1867-1934) American financier who started his career with the firm of Kuhn Loeb and Company ; pioneered railway development with the Harrimans, where he acquired a fortune ; was the owner of one of the finest and broadest art collections ever assembled ; and, was financial supporter of the Metropolitan Opera House.  Alfred Koehn  (Kohn)  (b. 1867)  Austrian histologist whose primary research and work dealt with the endocrine glands, especially the parathyroid bodies, the chromaffin organ; and, the sympathetic nervous system. FERDINAND JULIUS KOEHN (Cohn)

(1828-1898) German botanist who was the Professor of Botany at Brislau ; was considered by some historians As the founder of the science of bacteriology ; was the first to work with bacteria as A plant ; worked with Robert Koch in his study of antrax and the discovery of its inoculation forms ; and, was a noted author.

No genealogical representation is intended or implied by this report and it does not represent individual lineage or your family tree.