Ḥazzan (surname)

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Hazan, Chazan, Chasen, Hasson, and Khazan are all alternative spellings of Hazzan, a Hebrew word carried over into most other Jewish languages that refers to the cantor in the Jewish prayer tradition. The surname was commonly adopted throughout the Jewish diaspora.[1] See also Hassan (surname).

Khazan is a Russian, Ukrainian, and Ashkenazi Jewish surname, and is a variant of the Hebrew 'Hazzan' and means cantor. When spelled khazan, the name has typically been transliterated from Cyrillic characters (Хазан), suggesting people of Russian-Jewish descent.

Hazan is a Turkish and Romaniote Jewish surname, and is a variant of the Hebrew 'Hazzan' and means cantor. This variant is carried by the Romaniote Jews between Greece and Turkey.

People with the name Hazan include:

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