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COHEN (Hebrew for " priest ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 651 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COHEN (Hebrew for " priest "), a Jewish family name, implying descent from the ancient Hebrew priests. Many families claiming such descent are, however, not named Cohen. Other forms of the name are Cohn, Cowen, Kahn. See J. Jacobs, Jewish Encyclopedia, iv. 144.
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