The surname Kapplan 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.
Important Dates for the Kapplan family
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Kapplan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Kappelan, Cappelan, Kaplan, Kappeln, Cappeln, Kappelen, Kapellen and many more.
Early Notables of the Kapplan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Kapplan family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Friedman Kaplan, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860; Andrew Kaplan, who arrived in Arkansas in 1882; Max Kaplan who arrived in Mississippi in 1899; and Sam Kaplan, aged 24 who arrived in New York in 1893..
Contemporary Notables of the name Kapplan (post 1700)
Samuel J. Kapplan, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1909