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  • R' Simcha Kaplan, A.B.D. Safed (1911 - 1989)
    ויקיפדיה הרב אברהם שמחה הכהן קפלן (1911 - 1989) היה רבה של צפת במשך למעלה מ-40 שנה וחבר במועצת הרבנות הראשית לישראל.תולדותיונולד בפולין ולמד אצל הרב מאיר באסין (שניפישוקר) בישיבת רמיילס, בישיבת מיר, בי...
  • Adam Kaplan
    Adam Kaplan is an actor, known for The Big Leap (2021), Untitled Ray Romano Film and Deception (2018).
  • Benjamin Kaplan (1894 - 1979)
    From rootsweb:ID: I97212857 Name: Benjamin KAPLAN Given Name: Benjamin Surname: Kaplan Sex: M Birth: 4 Feb 1894 in Kiev Russia Death: 12 Oct 1979 in Belleville IL Event: Method of Transport. Unknown Ca...
  • Eliezer Kaplan (1891 - 1952)
    . Eliezer Kaplan Eliezer Kaplan (Hebrew: אליעזר קפלן‎, 1891 – 13 July 1952) was a Zionist activist, Israeli politician, one of the signatories of the Israeli declaration of independence and the country...
  • Fannie Kaplan Meretsky (1885 - 1962)

About the Kaplan surname

There's a reason it sounds like Chaplain...it is believed to originate from the Latin term, capellanus or cappellanus, an office given to persons appointed to watch over the sacred cloak (cappa or capella) of St. Martin of Tours. The surname is common among Ashkenazi Jews, usually indicating descent from the priestly lineage (the kohanim), similar to the etymological origin of the surname Cohen.

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A user entered the following on the page in 2012. This doesn't seem to be the place for it. I'll keep it in case they need the information: Rabbi Pinchas Kaplanof Baranovitch. Father of Ester Zisking, who married Rabbi Zvi Menachem Zisling.