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The distinguished surname Kagan is a proud sign of an ancient Jewish culture. The surname Kagan is an occupational surname for a priest, and it comes from the Hebrew word kohen. Traditionally, priests were considered to have been members of a hereditary caste, descended from Aaron, the brother of Moses. Not all Jewish bearers of the surname Kagan belong to this caste, however. When many Jews were being forced to join the Russian Army for a term of 25 years, a number of them changed their last name to Kagan, because members of the clergy were exempt from service.

Kagan Early Origins




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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kagan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Kagan, aged 26, landed in New York, NY in 1840
  • Simon Kagan, aged 26, arrived in New York, NY in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kagan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kagan (post 1700)



  • Vladimir Kagan (1927-2016), American furniture designer, inducted into the Interior Designer Hall of Fame in 2009
  • Janet Kagan (1946-2008), award-winning American science fiction author
  • Donald Kagan (b. 1932), American historian, winner of the National Humanities Medal in 2002
  • Veniamin Fedorovich Kagan (1869-1953), Russian and Soviet mathematician
  • Oleg Kagan (1946-1990), Soviet violinist
  • Henri B. Kagan (b. 1930), French Emeritus Professor at the Université Paris-Sud, co-winner of the 2001 Wolf Prize

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Kagan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Kagan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kagan 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 11 April 2016 at 13:20.

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