Re: Cohen and Katz #names
Where it is a Jewish surname, Katz is almost always an abbreviation (Hebrew: כּ״ץ) formed from the initials of the term Kohen Tzedeq ("priest of justice"/"authentic priest") or Kohen Tzadok (meaning the name-bearer is of patrilineal descent of the Kohanim sons of Zadok), although when spelled out may mean the family ...
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Subject: [JewishGen.org] Cohen and Katz #names
Coming from a family that was called Katz in Europe, but became Cohen