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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


Similar surnames: Zatz, Ratz, Satz, Kotz, Ketz, Katt, Kaz, Hatz, Katon, Kautz

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Katz Family Origin

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Katz Family Occupations

What did your Katz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Katz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Katz's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Katz. A less common occupation for the Katz family was Butcher.

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Butcher

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Katz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Katz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Katz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Katz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Katz. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Katz. For the veterans among your Katz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Katz Life Expectancy

What is the average Katz lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Katz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Katz in 1943 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Katz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Katz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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