Cohen (surname)

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Cohen (, kōhēn, "priest") is a Jewish surname of biblical origins (see: Kohen).wikipedia
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Cohen (, kōhēn, "priest") is a Jewish surname of biblical origins (see: Kohen).
Some traditional surnames relate to Jewish history or roles within the religion, such as Cohen, Levi, Shulman, Sofer, or Kantor, while many others relate to a secular occupation or place names.

Cahn

Cahn
Cahn is a Germanized form of the Jewish surname Cohen, another variant of which is Kahn.

Coen

Coen
As a surname it may be a variant of McCown a derivative of the two Irish surnames O'Cadhain (of Connacht) and O'Comhdhain (of Ulster), it could be a Spanish or Italian variant of the Hebrew name Cohen meaning "priest", or it may be a Dutch patronym (see "Given name" below).

Cohn

Cohn
Cohn is a Jewish surname (related to the last name Cohen) and may refer to:

Kahn

Kahn
It is also a Germanized form of the Jewish surname Cohen, another variant of which is Cahn.

Cohan

Cohan
Cohan is also a variant spelling of the Hebrew surname Cohen.

Kogan

Kogan
Kogan is a Russian version of the Jewish surname Cohen, which denotes the descendants of the high priests of ancient Israel:

Cohen

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Cohen (surname), a common Jewish surname

Kohen

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Cohen (, kōhēn, "priest") is a Jewish surname of biblical origins (see: Kohen). As multiple languages were acquired through the Jewish diaspora, the surname acquired dozens of variants.

Bible

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Cohen (, kōhēn, "priest") is a Jewish surname of biblical origins (see: Kohen).

Patrilineality

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Bearing the surname often (although not always) indicates that one's patrilineal ancestors were priests in the Temple of Jerusalem.

Temple in Jerusalem

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Bearing the surname often (although not always) indicates that one's patrilineal ancestors were priests in the Temple of Jerusalem.

Jewish diaspora

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As multiple languages were acquired through the Jewish diaspora, the surname acquired dozens of variants.

Debdou

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Some Kohanim have added a secondary appellation to their surname, so as to distinguish themselves from other Kohanim—such as Cohen-Scali of Morocco, who trace their lineage to Zadok, and Cohen-Maghari (Meguri) of Yemen, who trace their lineage to the first ward, Jehoiariv, in the division of twenty-four priestly wards.

Zadok

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Some Kohanim have added a secondary appellation to their surname, so as to distinguish themselves from other Kohanim—such as Cohen-Scali of Morocco, who trace their lineage to Zadok, and Cohen-Maghari (Meguri) of Yemen, who trace their lineage to the first ward, Jehoiariv, in the division of twenty-four priestly wards.

Proselyte

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Being a Kohen imposes some limitations: by Jewish law a Kohen may not marry a divorced woman, and may not marry a proselyte (someone who converted to Judaism).

Genealogical DNA test

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An effort to trace whether people named 'Cohen' actually have a common genetic origin has been undertaken, using a genealogical DNA test associated with the Cohen Modal Haplotype.

Katz (surname)

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The Katz surname is a more likely indicator of being a Kohen/Cohen: it means Kohen Tzedek.

Kagan (surname)

Kagan (surname) (transliterated from Russian)