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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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In 1880, 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. Farmer, Tailor and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kaplan.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Tailor

    12%
  • Clerk In Store

    6%
  • Clothing

    6%

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Kaplan Historical Records

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Kaplan Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Kaplan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kaplan in 1940 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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