Katzenstein History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious surname Katzenstein 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 Katzenstein is an occupational surname, which comes from the Hebrew phrase "kohen Tsedek," which means "priest of righteousness."

Katzenstein Spelling Variations

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


United States Katzenstein migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Katzenstein Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Geo Katzenstein, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
Katzenstein Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Theodor Katzenstein, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Emanuel Katzenstein, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Lina Katzenstein, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Rieke Katzenstein, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • S J Katzenstein, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1873 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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