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3/12/2017, 12:55 AM LMS
4/30/2015, 1:05 AM Eva Schatz

Name Schatz
Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage German, Jewish
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

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 of ornamental origin. Jewish (Ashkenazic) occupational name from an acronym of the Hebrew phrase SHeliach-TSibur ‘emissary of the congregation’, an epithet of the cantor.
Added 4/30/2015 by Eva Schatz