Sachs Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sachs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sachs. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Sachs Family Origin

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Sachs Family Occupations

What did your Sachs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sachs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Sachs's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sachs. A less common occupation for the Sachs family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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Sachs Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Sachs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sachs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Sachs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 21,000 military records available for the last name Sachs. For the veterans among your Sachs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sachs Life Expectancy

What is the average Sachs lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, 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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