Re: Cohen and Katz #names


Hi Steven, 

Katz is an acronym for Kohen Tzedek which is used in the whole Ashkenazi world by people belonging to the priestly cast of Cohen.

When people were asked to choose a family name they felt that Cohen was essentially the same as Katz. They did not feel they changed their name. 

Best regards, 
Laurent Kassel 
Moreshet, Israel 

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