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Kats Family History

Kats Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Katz. Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Kat (see Katt).

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


Similar surnames: Kates, Kass, Katt, Kaas, Kato, Kath, Kata, Kaps, Kaus, Pals

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Where is the Kats family from?

You can see how Kats families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kats family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kats families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Kats families living in Tennessee. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kats's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Kats families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kats surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kats ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kats. 52% of Kats men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Kats women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kats were Tailor and Cook.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    52%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Tinner
    6%
  • Tailor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Manager
    19%
  • Cook
    19%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Kats. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kats census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kats. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 427 military records available for the last name Kats. For the veterans among your Kats ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kats lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Kats life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Kats in 1966 was 58, and 83 in 2004.

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