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The German surname Das 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. Das 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.

Das Early Origins



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


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Das Spelling Variations



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

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Das Early History


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Das Early History



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

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Das Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Das Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Das 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:

Das Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeanne Ballet Das, who landed in New York in 1692 [1]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)
  • Pierre Das, who arrived in New York in 1692 [1]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)

Das Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Das, who was naturalized in Fairfield County, Ohio in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Das (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Das (post 1700)



  • Yudhistir Das (1923-2014), Indian politician
  • Tuisi Das (1532-1623), Indian poet

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Das Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  2. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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The Das Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Das 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 8 May 2014 at 08:55.

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