Schatz Family History
Schatz Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a treasurer from German Schatz ‘treasure’ Middle High German scha(t)z. It may also have been a nickname for a rich man (or ironically for a miser) or else for a well-liked person or a ladies’ favorite from the use of the vocabulary word as a term of endearment. As a Jewish name it is mainly artificial. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from an acronym of the Hebrew phrase SHeliach-TSibur ‘emissary of the congregation’ an epithet of the cantor. German (Schätz): Bavarian status name for a tax collector or appraiser from Middle High German schetzen ‘to collect money impose a tax’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022