× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The distinguished surname Kogan is a proud sign of an ancient Jewish culture. The surname Kogan 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 Kogan 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 Kogan, because members of the clergy were exempt from service.

Kogan Early Origins




Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kogan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Harbor Kogan, who landed in Virginia in 1645

Kogan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Kogan, aged 30, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • John Kogan, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1859

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Kogan (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Kogan (post 1700)



  • Theo Kogan (b. 1969), American singer, songwriter, model, and actress
  • Rick Kogan (b. 1951), American newspaperman, a Chicago radio personality and a noted author, son of Herman Kogan
  • Herman Kogan (1914-1989), Jewish-American journalist
  • Gerald Kogan, American politician, Justice of Florida State Supreme Court, 1987-
  • Pavel Leonidovich Kogan (b. 1952), Russian violinist and conductor
  • Artur Kogan (b. 1974), Ukrainian–born, Israeli chess grandmaster

Close

Kogan Family Crest Products


Expand

Kogan Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kogan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kogan 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 17 December 2015 at 13:26.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest