"...we are >from the Cohens."
Being ">from the Cohens" may not necessarily mean your family's surname was Cohen
before it was Queen. It may mean merely that your ancestry traces back to Aaron,
brother of Moses. Aaron became the first Israelite high priest, and all his male
children and all their descendents in perpetuity were designated to be priests in
the Jewish religion. These male descendents were and are known as Kohens and many
but not all took the surname "Cohen" and its variant spellings.
HERSZFELD, HIRSCHFELD, BUCHSBAUM, BUXSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Skvaryava, Sielec Bienkow,
Jaryczow Nowy, Glinyany-GALICIA
MINOWICKI, MINOWITZKI-Brest Litovsk, Wysokie Litovsk-Belarus