Sachs History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sachs family

The surname Sachs was first found in the city of Breslau, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Sachs family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sachs research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1576, 1698, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Sachs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sachs Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sachs, Sax, Sachse, Sachse and others.

Early Notables of the Sachs family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sachs Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Sachs migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sachs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Adam Sachs and Johann Jacob Sachs, both of whom arrived in Philadelphia in 1749
  • Johan Jacob Sachs, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Daniel Sachs with his wife and children arrived in Philadelphia in 1751
  • Daniel Sachs, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1751 [1]
  • Joh Henrich Sachs, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Sachs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sophie Sachs, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [1]
  • Samuel Sachs, aged 11, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Johann Sachs, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • Helene Sachs, aged 54, who landed in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • David Sachs, aged 61, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sachs (post 1700) +

  • Eddie Sachs, American racecar driver
  • Curt Sachs (1881-1959), American music historian
  • Bernard Sachs (1858-1944), American neurologist
  • Nelly Sachs (b. 1891), American poet who received a Nobel prize for literature in 1966
  • Robert Green Sachs (b. 1916), American professor of physics who won a Guggenheim fellowship in 1959
  • George Sachs (1896-1961), Russia-born German and US metallurgist
  • Andrew Sachs (1930-2016), British actor perhaps best known for his portrayal of Manuel in "Fawlty Towers", a role for which he was BAFTA-nominated
  • Erling Sachs Wicklund (b. 1944), Norwegian jazz musician, composer, arranger and journalist


Suggested Readings for the name Sachs +

  • 3976 "Scattered Seeds: the Descendants of Rabbi Israel, on of the Martyrs of Rozanoi, who Perished on the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah 5420" by George I. Sackheim, "The Wernecke Family" by Gretchen Ann Wernecke.

  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)


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