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.
Early Origins of the Dacks family
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.
Early History of the Dacks family
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Dacks Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dach, Dachs, Das, Taks, Tax, Dache, Dax, Dacks and many more.
Early Notables of the Dacks family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dacks family to the New World and Oceana
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.