JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: KATZ and COHEN #general


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<Anyone got any earlier dates then these? [i.e. use
<of the Katz surname before the 17th century]
<Malki Katz
<London

Here is an example of the use of the Katz surname in
the 15th century:

Akiva the elder Kohen-Zadik of Saloniki (whose family
was expelled >from Spain in 1492) was the father of
Yitzchok of Buda and Galanta, who was the father of
Akiva HaKohen (aka Akiva Katz) of Buda who died in
1496.

His son Gershon HaKohen (aka Gershon Katz) was the
father of Shimshon Katz (aka Shimshon HaKohen) of
Vienna, who was the father of Yitzchok Katz (aka
Yitzchok HaKohen) of Vienna and Nicholsburg, Moravia
(died 1624 in Prague). He was the husband of Vogele
Lowe, a daughter of Yehuda Loew ben Betzalel, the
MaHaRal of Prague.

Mel Werbach
Los Angeles

Researching:
HORENSTEIN, KOMISAR, KANFER, KORENBLIT,
VERBUKH/AVERBUKH >from Volhynia, Podolia and Kiev
guberniyas, Ukraine; ABRAMSKI, AUZENBERG, BRODOWICZ,
LEWINOWSKI, RUBINSKI, SEJNENSKI >from Suwalki
guberniya, Poland; GOLDBERG, MENDELSON, MISHURSKY from
Kovne guberniya, Lithuania

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