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Where did the German Sax family come from? What is the German Sax family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sax family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sax family history?

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sax research. Another 220 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1494, 1576, 1698, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Sax History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sax Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Bassett Sax, who landed in Virginia in 1646

Sax Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Johan Peter Sax, who landed in New York in 1750
  • Johannes Michael Sax, who arrived in New York in 1753

Sax Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Mrs. Sax, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Helene Sax, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Thomas Sax, who landed in Mississippi in 1854
  • M Sax, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879
  • John J Sax, who landed in Arkansas in 1884


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The Sax Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sax 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 14 December 2011 at 20:48.

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