Sachs Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name from (Lower) Saxony, German (Nieder-)Sachsen in northern Germany. The region is called after the Germanic tribe which settled there in Roman times and was named from a Germanic word which is preserved in Old Saxon, Old High German sahs ‘knife’, ‘sword’. (The area in central Germany named Sachsen was named after the line of princes who had the title to the northern territories in 1422.) Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): name adopted in memory of persecuted forebears, an acronym of the Hebrew phrase Zera Qodesh SHemo ‘his name is of the seed of holiness’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sack, Wachs, Dachs, Sacks, Ochs, Sas, Hach, Sales, Nacht, Pach

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Sachs Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Carpenter

    17%
  • Student

    17%
  • Blacksmith

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sachs family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Carpenter and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sachs. The most common Sachs occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Sachs's were Farmers.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Sachs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sachs in 1946 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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