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Kaplan Genealogy & History

Kaplan is a diverse name that shows up in England, Germany, and Ashkenazi Jewish cultures, among others. Most of these are derived from the Latin word "capellanus", a title given to those who watched over the sacred cloak ("capella") of St. Martin of Tours. This then morphed into "Kaplan", which meant "chaplain" in German and Yiddish and "priest" in Polish. Hence, Kaplan probably originated as an occupational surname given to people who worked as priests, whether Christian or Jewish. Kaplan family history is first recorded in Hampshire, where a William Capelein lived in 1203. Kaplan genealogy includes Stanley Kaplan, founder of the standardized test prep company Kaplan, Inc.


Kaplan Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
Aaron Kaplan-- --, 1916November 9,1996NY
B David Kaplan-- --, 1918April 23,1991MA
C Isabel Kaplan-- --, 1919April 19,2001OH
D Corlotta Kaplan-- --, 1920October 1,1999NY

Kaplan Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Claire Kaplan-- --, 1929April 29,2002Peabody,MA
F Shirley Kaplan-- --, 1924December 23,1998Harrisburg,PA
Gabriel Kaplan-- --, 1901September ,1968Arlington,VA
Hal Kaplan-- --, 1907August 13,1997Buffalo,NY

Kaplan Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
Bennett KaplanCatherine DziezanowskiMay 13,1964Wake, NC
Gary KaplanBarbara SuarezApril 30,1965Wake, NC
Oscar KaplanAva LanceOctober 2,1934Wake, NC
Martin KaplanBeverly GolsteinDecember 11,1948Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Kaplan

616th: Preston617th: Mathis
618th: Krueger619th: Gould
620th: Merritt621st: McCullough
622nd: Vance623rd: Mahoney
624th: Small625th: Gilmore

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