Last name: Kaplan
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I'm here researching a friend's background. He is of Jewish descent. If anyone has more info on the name, please tell :)
I am looking for anyone related to Julius and Emma (Abramsky) Kaplan. I was told they had a bakery in Poland around the turn of the century and immigrated to the U.S. Some of their children's names were Phillip, Rose, Frannie, Elizabeth, and Marie all of whom have passed on.
Another Kaplan of Jewish descent and can trace my name back to the 8th century so maybe those Europeans adopted my Family name in the 18th.
Just because Kaplan is a common name between jews it doesn't mean its a Jewish surname. It is known that in the 18th century Jewish people took over many European surnames. Maybe, just maybe, Kaplan is one of those European surnames jewish people decided to adopt.
Also a Kaplan of Jewish descent, Lithuania and Hungary to be precise. What were these guys smoking?
Liza and Berkay are right. My family is of Polish and Ukranian descent and the Polish word for Chaplain is Kaplan. The name is for sure not of English or French descent. Berkay kaya <--- My mother is a Professor at a University and all of her Turkish friends call her tiger!
funy you should say that I was in Turkey and saw a truck with the name kaplan(my last name) I was amazed. I fgure my relatives cammmme from Turkey and ran to Russia before coming to America
liza is right .i live in Turkey and i know many people whose surname is kaplan.most of them are jewish origin. PS:kaplan means tiger in turkish.