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Katz Family History

Katz Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): acronym from the Hebrew phrase kohen tsedek ‘priest of righteousness’ (see Cohen).German: nickname from Katz(e) ‘cat’. Compare English Catt.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

488,687 Historical Documents with Katz on Ancestry.com
166,803 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,062 Military Records
72,057 Immigration Records
127,918 Census and Voter Lists
98,847 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Katz Families

  • Number of Katz families
     1,122 - 2,241
     375 - 1,121
     1 - 374
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Katz families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Katz families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Katz census records

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Katz Family Origin

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Katz Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Katz

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Katz Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Katz census records

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Katz Civil War Service Records

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