Last name origins & meanings:
- English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic
occupational name for a maker of sacks or bags, from Old English
sacc, Middle High German sack, German Sack
‘sack’. Bahlow also suggests someone who carried sacks.
- German: topographic from Middle High German sack ‘sack’, ‘end of a
valley or area of cultivation’.
- Dutch: from a reduced form of the
personal name Zacharias.
- Jewish (eastern
Ashkenazic): from an acronym of the Hebrew phrase Zera Keshodim
‘Seed of the Holy’ (referring to martyred ancestors), or from a short
form of the personal name Isaac.
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