|Cat people, as proven by their names|
Know anyone named Katz, Gatti, Duchat, Lechat or Gatteschi? All these surnames are some variation on the word cat in one European language or another.
How did any family come to have a “catty” name? One theory is that a family decided to include a cat in its coat of arms—no doubt out of affection for cats, but also because of admiration for some quality of cats, such as stealth, swiftness or beauty.