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Multiple Origins for the Surname Kaplan


German


Kaplan Early Origins



The surname Kaplan was first found in Switzerland, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

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Kaplan Spelling Variations


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Kaplan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kappelan, Cappelan, Kaplan, Kappeln, Cappeln, Kappelen, Kapellen and many more.

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Kaplan Early History


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Kaplan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kaplan research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1902 is included under the topic Early Kaplan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kaplan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kaplan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kaplan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kaplan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedman Kaplan, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860
  • Andrew Kaplan, who arrived in Arkansas in 1882 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Frank Kaplan, who landed in Arkansas in 1882 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Sacharius Kaplan, who landed in Arkansas in 1886 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Beer Kaplan, aged 7, who landed in America, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kaplan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Beimer Kaplan, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kaplan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kaplan (post 1700)



  • Marvin Kaplan (1927-2016), American actor., known for his roles in It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Alice and The Great Race
  • Gilbert Edmund Kaplan (1941-2016), American businessman, journalist and conductor
  • Sylvia Kaplan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2004
  • Syd G. Kaplan, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Genesee County 1st District, 1934
  • Sumner Z. Kaplan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956
  • Steven Kaplan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2004
  • Seymour Kaplan, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1952
  • Saul Kaplan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 2004
  • Saul Kaplan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 (alternate)
  • Samuel L. Kaplan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 24th District, 1947-48
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kaplan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  11. ...

The Kaplan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kaplan Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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