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The German surname Dachs 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. Dachs 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.

Dachs Early Origins



The surname Dachs was first found in the various regions of Germany, and Dachs began to emerge as a surname. The first instances of Dachs 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.

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Dachs Spelling Variations


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Dachs Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Dach, Dachs, Das, Taks, Tax, Dache, Dax, Dacks and many more.

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Dachs Early History


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Dachs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dachs research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1605, 1659, 1640, 1705, 1848 and 1871 are included under the topic Early Dachs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dachs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dachs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dachs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dachs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Xaver Dachs, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dachs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dachs (post 1700)



  • Hans Dachs (b. 1886), historian
  • Oskar Dachs (b. 1881), Austrian pianist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Dachs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dachs Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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