Bács (personal name)

Bács (personal name)

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Bács is a Hungarian personal name. It is still used today, [ [http://www.babaruhazat.hu/fiunevek.php Leo-Zoo online áruház ] ] [ [http://www.cardxpress.hu/nevnapferfi.htm CardXpress ] ] [http://www.bebinfo.hu/cikkek.php?uid=340&cikkmegnez=1 etc.] although not frequently. Other forms are Bacsa, Bacskó, Bacsó.


Hungarian linguists claim that the word was derived from the Old Turkic "baya" dignitary. [ [http://www.dmisz.net/barangolo/tortenelem.htm A Délvidék Rövid Történelme ] ] Its original form was "Bácsa", written as "Bacha". A similar word meaning chief of the shephards was borrowed from Paleo-Balkanic, [Milica Grković, Rečnik imena Banjskog, Dečanskog i Prizrenskog vlastelinstva u XIV veku, Beograd, 1986] Romanian, or Slavic [Dr. Aleksa Ivić, Istorija Srba u Vojvodini, Novi Sad, 1929] languages. The sounding of the two words became the same as the last "a" was dropped from the personal name. Hungarian authors claim that most Hungarian place names, for example Bácsa in Transdanubia, Hungary, weren't derived from the Slavic-Vlach expression but from the personal name with a different origin. []


In the early Árpádic age (11-13th centuries) Bács/Bácsa was a common Hungarian personal name. One member of the Aba clan, Baach, the brother of Both and Tekus, was the ancestor of the Tornay family in the 13th century. [ [http://www.pallaslexikon.hu/pallas/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=default.htm A Pallas Nagy Lexikona ] ] In the second half of the 13th century another Bács was the comes of Trencsén county. Hungarian historians assume that the town of Bač (Hungarian: "Bács") in present-day Serbia was also named after a person called Bácsa, probably the first comes of Bács county. Other place names with the word are scattered all over the former Kingdom of Hungary and the Balkans.

Today Bács, Bacsó and Bacsa are more often used as surnames in Hungary. Famous people with these surnames are director Péter Bacsó, painter András Bacsa, and Egyptologist Tamás Bács.


ee also

* Bač - a similar Serbian/Slavic name with a different origin.

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