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HaCohen removed from marriage certificate and gravestone? Genealogy question

HaCohen removed from marriage certificate and gravestone? Genealogy question

I’m really into geneology and researching my family tree, specifically my Jewish side currently. So, a run down… it’s all a mystery, my great grandfather is Joseph, passed 1980 London, born somewhere in Russian Empire (around 1895). I’ve recently discovered his Jewish wedding certificate, through the support of Jewish FB group and someone has translated the Hebrew kindly for me. (If anyone can also translate below, please do 🩷)

I’m not clear what HanCohen means (I understand it relates to Yoseph’s father, Yakov). What does this mean in judisam terms/religious terms please?

The person who translated has let me know that ‘HaCohen’ would be normally be included on the tombstone, but says that there is a section to say ‘the decision of’ or ‘the ruling of’ the Beth Din London and, as I’ve got a photo of him tombstone, there is no mention of this. So another mystery, why would this have been removed 35 years later and noted on the wedding certificate?

I’m generally really finding it hard to track down this family tree and understand my history. It’s been something I’ve been wanting to track down for years. If anyone can advise or point me in the right direction, I’d be so grateful.

Finally, is there any note of a mother’s maiden name anywhere?

Thanks!

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