Kato Family History
Kato Name Meaning
Japanese (Kato): variously written; most bearers descend from the Fujiwara of Kaga (Kaga no Fujiwara). Kaga is now part of Ishikawa prefecture. Mostly found along the southeastern seaboard and in the Ryukyu Islands. One family was daimyo of Hizen (now Nagasaki prefecture). Hungarian (Kató): from a pet form of the female personal name Katalin (see Catherine).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press