Katzenstein Family History
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Katzenstein Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone living at a castle known as ‘Cat Rock’, from Middle High German katze ‘cat’ + stein ‘stone’, ‘crag’, ‘rocky peak’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name elaboration of Katz, from German Katze ‘cat’ + Stein ‘stone’ (see 1).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Falkenstein, Hammerstein, Schoenstein, Adelstein, Hartenstein