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Origin and popularity of the name COHEN

Origin

Cohen : 1: Jewish: from Hebrew kohen ‘priest’. Priests are traditionally regarded as members of a hereditary caste descended from Aaron brother of Moses. See also Kaplan.2: Irish (Galway and Sligo): variant of Coyne.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 162,995 individuals with the name COHEN on Geneanet.

 

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    Variants of name COHEN

    COHN KOHEN KOEN COEN COHIN KOHN