Katechis or Katehis (Greek: Κατέχης) is a Greek surname. The feminine form is Katechi or Katehi. It comes from the noun katecho (κατέχω, "to own"). Surname's origin is Othonoi, an island of Ionian Sea, Greece. It is also a common surname on Ereikoussa and Mathraki, two of the Diapontian Islands. Notable people with the surname include:Linda Katehi (born 1954), Greek-American engineer, sixth chancellor of the University of California, Davis
Dale Katechis, American, owner of the Oskar Blues Brewery in Colorado.
Anastasios Katechis, assistant professor in University of Athens.