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  • Carlton Fredericks (1910 - 1987)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jun 20 2021, 1:47:39 UTC Radio Commentator, Author on Nutrition and Health. Born Harold Carlton Caplan (he changed his name for radio) graduated from the Uni...
  • Caroline Catz
    Biography== Caroline Catz was born on October 19, 1969 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England. She is an Actress. Caroline married Michael Higgs . Together they had the following children: Sonny Jo...
  • David Caplan (1964 - 2019)
    Caplan (November 15, 1964 – July 25, 2019) was a Canadian politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represented the ridings of Oriole and Don Valley East...
  • Lizzy Caplan
    Anne "Lizzy" Caplan (born June 30, 1982) is an American actress. After starting her career in the critically acclaimed television series Freaks and Geeks in 1999, Caplan started to get wider attention ...
  • Madeleine Caplan (c.1708 - c.1753)

About the Caplan surname

I was told that 'Caplan' was given as a last name to certain immigrants coming into the port of Baltimore while 'Kaplan' was given as a last name to certain immigrants coming into Ellis Island in New York. I have no source for this but it is something I read at some point.

On our family tree the name was orginally Capechofsky or Kapechofsky