Re: Names of Kagan and Cohen from the all Lithuania Database #lithuania


I noticed the same thing. My wife's Cohen relatives from Debeikiai/Anyksdciai, Lithuania were also called 'Kagan'  in Lithuania. After arriving in Chelsea, Mass. in the early 20th c, the name was  changed to Cohen and then eventually to Cagen and in one branch, Chandler.

Katz in our family,  was used in the USA as a shortened version of what had been Kadishevitz in Lithuania. Kadishevtiz is somewhat unique and easy to search; not so with Katz.

Richard Brown
Glastonbury, CT

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