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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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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Tailor

    12%
  • Clerk In Store

    6%
  • Clothing

    6%

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In 1880, Farmer, Tailor and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kaplan. The most common Kaplan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kaplan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kaplan family was Clothing.

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Kaplan Life Expectancy

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