Hungary SIG #Hungary RE:The Origins of Katz Surname #hungary


Miriam.Rubin@...
 

If you are wondering why the 'Katz' name was not 'handed' down >from
generations
to generations, just realize that in Europe, marriages were not
recognized
until the couple went to the town/ city magistrate. If they were married
according to
Torah but not according to the Secular courts yet and a baby was born in
the interim, the
child had the MOTHER's last name. Sometimes this was never straightened
out.
Hence, it is possible that the name was changed that way.
Miriam Rubin
New York, New York

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