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Kaplan is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a chaplain, the minister of a sanctuary or church. The name is derived from the Latin word capellanus

Kaplan Early Origins



The surname Kaplan was first found in Hampshire where the oldest record of the name was Albert Chapelain, who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a tenant in chief and the king's chaplain. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Kaplan Spelling Variations


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Kaplan Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Kaplan has been recorded under many different variations, including Chaplin, Chaplins, Chapline, Chaplyn, Cheplain, Chaplain, Chaiplin, Caplin, Caplines, Keplaine 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 391 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1634, 1677, 1696, 1591, 1672, 1659, 1660, 1598 and 1675 are 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)



Notables of the family at this time include Sir Francis Chaplin; Thomas Chaplin (1591-1672), an English draper and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659 and 1660; and Samuel...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Kaplan or a variant listed above:

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
  • Frank Kaplan, who landed in Arkansas in 1882
  • Sacharius Kaplan, who landed in Arkansas in 1886
  • 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. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  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.

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