Hungary SIG #Hungary RE: Klein vs Kohn #hungary
Katz, Itzik <Itzik.Katz@...>
The most common variations for Kohanim surnames are (but not limitedtoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
And so on and so forth.
I have learned that sometimes, although not so common, during the
surname Gremanization process Kohanim picked other surnames that don't
sound or remind the Kohen name such as, Gottdiener, Kardos, Kovacs to
name a few. For example, Rabbi Shimson Eliezer Katz Gottdiener who appears in "Shem Hagdolim" by
Pinhas Zelig Schwartz.
Samuel Katz Kardos, husband of Johana Benet (Daughter of Rabbi Marcus
Bendeickt aka Mordechai Benet) Joel Kovacs >from my family and a relative of the reputable Bela Kun (who
led the Communist revolution in Hungary in 1919) whose original surname
was Kun but he changed it to sound more Hungarian.
Although Klein is often coming >from the German word for "small" or
"short" there are few Klein who are also Kohanim.
From: SFeuerstein [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]=20
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:37 AM
Subject: [h-sig] Klein vs Kohn
Subject: Re: HajduboszormenyTheoretically possible, but not too probable. Klein
means small or short, very common in Germanic areas,
just as Kis(s) is very common in Hungary. I found
that kohanim were overwhelmingly called Kohn's.