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

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Katz Family Origin

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Katz Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    12%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Butcher

    3%

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

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Katz Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Katz

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