The German surname Dach is derived from the Old German word "dachs" or "dahs," meaning "badger." The name was probably given as a nickname
to someone who resembled a badger in some way, perhaps with a streak of white in dark hair or with nocturnal habits. Dach was likely passed down as a surname to the descendants of a bearer of the nickname
, perhaps as early as the twelfth century, when Germany
first began to pass down hereditary surnames.
Early Origins of the Dach family
The surname Dach was first found in the various regions of Germany
, and Dach began to emerge as a surname. The first instances of Dach as a surname most likely occurred towards the end of the twelfth century, when surnames began to be passed down through a family line in Germany.
Early History of the Dach family
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Dach Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dach, Dachs, Das, Taks, Tax, Dache, Dax, Dacks and many more.
Early Notables of the Dach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dach family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dach Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johann Dach, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753
- Johann Dach, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Dach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Jacob Dach, who arrived in New York in 1872
- Anton Dach, who settled in New Orleans in 1873