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The German surname Tax 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. Tax 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.

Tax Early Origins



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


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Tax Spelling Variations



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

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Tax Early History


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Tax Early History



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

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Tax Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tax Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tax 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 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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
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    The Tax Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tax 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 2 July 2013 at 11:20.

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