Meaning and Origin of: Sack

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : metonymic occupational name for a maker of sacks or bags, from Old Englishsacc, 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.