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The surname Sax 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.

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


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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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  1. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
  6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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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.

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