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Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Ralph Douglas Kadan (View posts)
Posted: 13 Aug 2001 3:00AM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Kadan
I know it's a town approx.56.9 miles WNW of Prague but I have never met anyone with this Surname! Anything would be helpfull Thanks! Doug

Re: Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Petr Havlicek (View posts)
Posted: 10 Sep 2001 8:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Please note that a problem of Czech abc can be hidden in the name Kadan.
The name of town in west Bohemia is Kadaň. (code Win1250).(There is a small hook above "n". It marks soft pronunciation of n. It is difficult to do for English speaking people (with the hot potatoe in their mouth) but: try to say "n" using of a middle of your tangue and don´t touch anything with the end of it.

Re: Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Petr Havlicek (View posts)
Posted: 10 Sep 2001 7:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for your help with enunciation for the name KADAN. Helpfull as it is it does not address my original question, are you in a position to help in that reguard this is for my 4 year old son. thanks!

Re: Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Posted: 12 Sep 2002 12:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Jul 2003 5:39AM GMT
Surnames: Kadan , Severa
My grandmother's name was Barbara Kadan . She lived in Baltimore for a while and then moved to Kent Island when she married my grandfather Joseph Severa in 1896. She had at least 1 sister named Josephine who died in in <anteno Illinois in 1963. My granmother was born in Bohemia aroound 1871. Josephine was born in1879. My grandmother was dead long before I was born ans my father died when I was 28, brfore I was interested in any of this. I believe there were other siblings as I have many Victorian calling cards with names like Sluter and Taroslav. When in the Maryland archives looking over the records of St. Wenchaslas church in Baltimore I did find a record of a Kadan marriage there. The Severas went there as did most of the Czeck immigrants. I don,t know about any Jewish roots, however.

Re: Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Viktor Kadan (View posts)
Posted: 29 Nov 2002 12:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kadan
Dear Mr. Kadan

I am Viktor Kadan, Ph.D., Research Scientist of the Institute of Physics, Kiev, Ukraine.
I just as you am interested in the information about the origin of our uncommon surname.
I will be extremely grateful for any comments on the subject. My ancestor came from Kaishovka village Grodno region, Belarus, where this surname is spread among peasant orthodox Christian population. My search in Internet revealed that the bearers of this surname are mostly of Jewish origin, though I am unfortunately not, more exactly know nothing about it.
Perhaps it will be interesting for you to know, that one of Mongol military leaders, grandson of Tengiz Khan, had the name Kadan. He acted in the Eastern Europe, particularly
Grand Ducy of Lithuania, a part of which forms contemporary
Belarus.
There is a small town in Lithuania named Kadan
(it is a Russian spelling,but in Lituanian - Keidan) (Re.: A Hole in the Heart keidan.net;http://mywebpages.comcast.net/acassel/keidan/;.
Descriere: The 500-year history of Keidan, a vanished Jewish community in Lithuania).
Perhaps this surname comes from this town.

Best regards,
Viktor Kadan

Re: Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Amram Eshel (View posts)
Posted: 3 Dec 2002 4:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
This exact form of the surname is very rare with Jewish families.

Consolidated Jewish Surname Index (CJSI), www.avotaynu.com/csi/csi-home.html
, a database of 370,000 different Jewish surnames from many sources, lists only 3 sources for this surname, fron Russia and Latvia.

An address of a researcher for KADAN from Russia can be found at www.jewishgen.org/jgff/jgffweb.htm

A record for one Jew named Judel Kadan, who avoided paying tax in Vilnius, Latvia, can be found at www.jewishgen.org/databases/Latvia/

Re: Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Viktor Kadan (View posts)
Posted: 4 Dec 2002 7:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania, not Latvia

Re: Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Douglas Kadan (View posts)
Posted: 24 Sep 2005 7:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
to Viktor Kadan
Thanks you for your response dated nov 29/02
I am just getting around to checking this site.
It has been a tough week here in the USA but I know an 8 yr old boy who you made happy today

Best,
Douglas Kadan

Re: Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Posted: 14 Sep 2008 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
thank you
I am originally from Baltimore and know of the church you mention on Eastern Ave.

Doug Kadan

Re: Does surname Kadan have any Jewish roots

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 1:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
I have found lots of info on the Kadan family since I last posted. I think we are probably remotely related and I would be glad to share the info i have with you.
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