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Kaplan Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): surname used as a translation of Cohen, from German Kaplan or Polish kaplan ‘chaplain’, ‘curate’. German, Swedish, Czech, and Slovenian; Slovak (Kaplán); Polish (Kaplan); Hungarian (Káplán): status name for a deacon, chaplain, or curate (ultimately from Late Latin capellanus (see Chaplin 1), or a nickname for someone resembling a clergyman). Turkish: from kablan ‘tiger’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a tiger, typically in having indomitable courage or spirit. In the form Kaplanis, this is also found as a Greek surname, with various patronymic and other derivatives (Kaplanidis, Kaplanoglou, Kaplanellis, etc.)

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Kaplon, Kalan, Kalin, Caplan, Kapral, Kalman, Kaplin, Kaplun, Caplin

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Kaplan Family Origin

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Kaplan Family Occupations

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  • Labourer General

    100%

In 1881, the most common Kaplan occupation in the UK was Labourer General. 100% of Kaplan's were Labourer Generals.

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)

John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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