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  • Abraham Simcha HaCohen Kaplan (1911 - 1989)
    ויקיפדיה הרב אברהם שמחה הכהן קפלן (1911 - 1989) היה רבה של צפת במשך למעלה מ-40 שנה וחבר במועצת הרבנות הראשית לישראל. תולדותיו נולד בפולין ולמד אצל הרב מאיר באסין (שניפישוקר) בישיבת רמיילס, בישיבת...
  • 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...
  • Fanya Feiga Yefimovna Kaplan (1883 - 1918)
    פאניה יפימובנה קפלן (ברוסית: Фейга Хаимовна Ройтблат-Каплан ‏; נולדה בשם פייגה רויטבלט; 1883 - 3 בספטמבר 1918; ) הייתה מהפכנית רוסיה ממוצא יהודי. התפרסמה בעקבות ניסיון ההתנקשות בחייו של שליט ברית המועצ...
  • Gabriel Kaplan
    Gabriel W. "Gabe" Kaplan[1] (born March 31, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, poker commentator, and professional poker player. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his role as...

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.

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.