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The German surname Dacks 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. Dacks 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.

Dacks Early Origins



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


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Dacks Spelling Variations



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

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Dacks Early History


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Dacks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dacks 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 Dacks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dacks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dacks Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dacks 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 or some of its variants were: Johann Dach, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753; Xaver Dachs, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1852; Christian Das, who was naturalized in Fairfield County, Ohio in 1863.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Dacks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dacks 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 July 2013 at 11:20.

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