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The prestigious surname Katz is a symbol of the Jewish culture, which has been found in many places all over the world. In the Middle Ages, most people were known only by one name. As people began to settle closer to one another in towns and cities, it became more important to be able to identify people. As such, hereditary surnames arose. The surname Katz is an occupational surname, which comes from the Hebrew phrase "kohen Tsedek," which means "priest of righteousness."

Katz Early Origins




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Katz Spelling Variations


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Katz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Katch and others.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Katz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Conrad Katz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Jacob Katz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Henrich Katz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Michael Katz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Stephan Katz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Katz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Goddard Katz, aged 37, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Ludwig Katz, aged 40, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • William August Katz, aged 22, landed in Missouri in 1844
  • Mavien Katz, aged 16, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • A Marie Katz, aged 21, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Katz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Herman Katz, who landed in Mississippi in 1905
  • Tom Katz, who arrived in Mississippi in 1906
  • Maris Katz, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1910
  • Leib Katz, who landed in Texas in 1910
  • Josef Leib Katz, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Katz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Katz (post 1700)



  • David A. Katz (1933-2016), American jurist, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (2005-2016)
  • Sergeant Phillip Carl Katz (1889-1987), U.S. Army soldier awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Robert Katz (1933-2010), American novelist, screenwriter, and non-fiction author
  • Phillip Walter Katz (1962-2000), American computer programmer best-known as the co-creator of the zip file format for data compression, and the author of PKZIP
  • Nicholas Michael Katz (b. 1943), American mathematician
  • Jonathan Paul Katz (b. 1946), American comedian, actor, and voice actor
  • Jon Katz (b. 1947), American journalist and author
  • Welwyn Wilton Katz (b. 1948), award-winning Canadian children's author
  • Shmuel Katz (1926-2010), Israeli artist, illustrator, and cartoonist
  • Daryl Allan Katz (b. 1962), Canadian philanthropist and businessman
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Katz


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Suggested Readings for the name Katz



  • The New Yorker's Family History of Jacob Katz by Alexander Jack Katz.

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Katz Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Katz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Katz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 August 2016 at 14:52.

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