Tax

Tax
Recorded in a number of spelling forms including Dach, Dachs, Taks (German), Das (Dutch and Flemish) and Dack, Dax, and Tax, an Anglo-Saxon form of the original pre 7th century German. However spelt this is a surname of early medieval origins, and almost certainly derives from the word 'dachs' meaning a badger. As such it formerly described somebody known for their nocturnal habits (!), or one who had the unusual physical feature of a streak of white or fair hair among the black. In England the surname is particularly associated with East Anglia, which also happens to be the coastline closest to Germany. What is certain is that this is one of the earliest surnames to be recorded particularly in Germany, Ulrich Dach being given as being a citizen of Pfullendorf in the year 1220. In England Alexander Dacke was recorded in the Hundred Rolls of Norfolk for the year 1273, and Simon Dack was the rector of Brampton in Norfolk in 1404. Some fifteen percent of all surnames are definately from nicknames, and many researchers believe that the percentage is much higher. The medieval period which saw the formation and implementation of most surnames, was also a period of very robust attitudes, the giving of nicknames being almost a national sport. Many nicknames were very crude, and these have died out, those remaining being clearly regarded as complimentary.

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  • -tax — tax·is; …   English syllables

  • tax — 1 vt [Medieval Latin taxare to assess for taxation, tax, from Latin, to assess, value, fix] 1: to assess or determine judicially the amount of (costs of an action in court) 2: to levy a tax on tax the corporation tax capital gains tax·er n tax 2 …   Law dictionary

  • tax — tax·abil·i·ty; tax·a·ce·ae; tax·ad; tax·am·e·ter; tax·as·pid·e·an; tax·a·tion; tax·a·tion·al; tax·a·tor; tax; tax·eme; tax·e·op·o·da; tax·e·op·o·dous; tax·er; …   English syllables

  • Tax — Tax, n. [F. taxe, fr. taxer to tax, L. taxare to touch, sharply, to feel, handle, to censure, value, estimate, fr. tangere, tactum, to touch. See {Tangent}, and cf. {Task}, {Taste}.] 1. A charge, especially a pecuniary burden which is imposed by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tax — (t[a^]ks), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Taxed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Taxing}.] [Cf. F. taxer. See {Tax}, n.] 1. To subject to the payment of a tax or taxes; to impose a tax upon; to lay a burden upon; especially, to exact money from for the support of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tax´er — tax «taks», noun, verb. –n. 1. money paid by people for the support of the government and the cost of public works and services; money or sometimes goods collected from citizens by their rulers; assessment; levy: »Our parents pay taxes to the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tax — steht für Sissi Tax (* 1954) österreichische Schriftstellerin. Ignace Tax († 1977) österreichischer Sportler Tax als Begriff für Steuern Flat Tax Einheitssteuer Tax Shield Begriff der Finanzwirtschaft. Tax Justice Network (Netzwerk für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tax|i — «TAK see», noun, plural tax|is or tax|ies, verb, tax|ied, tax|i|ing or tax|y| …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tax — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. TAX, sigle composé des trois lettres T, A et X, peut faire référence à : Taliabu dans les îles Moluques, en Indonésie, selon la liste des codes AITA… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • tax — [n1] charge levied by government on property, income assessment, bite*, brokerage, capitation, contribution, cost, custom, dues, duty, excise, expense, fine, giveaway*, imposition, impost, levy, obligation, pork barrel*, price, rate, salvage,… …   New thesaurus

  • tax — [taks] vt. [ME taxen < MFr taxer, to tax < L taxare, to appraise, tax, censure < base of tangere, to touch (see TACT): used interchangeably with tasken (see TASK) in ME] 1. Obs. to determine the value of; assess 2. a) to require to pay a …   English World dictionary

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