Explore the Family Name Takacs

The meaning of Takacs

Hungarian (Takács): occupational name from takács ‘weaver’, a word of Slavic origin (see Tkac, compare Takach). Some characteristic forenames: Hungarian Imre, Laszlo, Zoltan, Zsolt, Kalman, Sandor, Gabor, Gyula, Karoly, Lajos, Tibor, Aladar.

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How common is the last name Takacs in the United States?

Based on the Decennial U.S. Census data, the popularity of the surname Takacs has slightly decreased between 2000 and 2010. In 2000, it ranked 9269th in terms of popularity, however, by 2010, it dropped to 10284th, a decline of nearly 11%. The number of people with this surname also saw a small decrease during this period, from 3233 in 2000 to 3135 in 2010, indicating a reduction of around 3%. The proportion of individuals with this surname per 100,000 also reduced by approximately 12%.

20002010Change
Rank#9,269#10,284-10.95%
Count3,2333,135-3.03%
Proportion per 100k1.21.06-11.67%

Race and Ethnicity of people with the last name Takacs

The Decennial U.S. Census data also provides insight into the ethnic identity associated with the surname Takacs. A vast majority of those with the Takacs surname were identified as White, with 96.35% in 2000 and 95.73% in 2010. Those who identified as Hispanic saw an increase of over 32% during the same period, rising from 1.95% to 2.58%. However, individuals identifying as Asian/Pacific Islander and two or more races both saw a decrease in their percentages. Notably, the percentage of individuals with this surname identifying as Black or American Indian and Alaskan Native was zero in 2010.

20002010Change
White96.35%95.73%-0.64%
Hispanic1.95%2.58%32.31%
Two or More Races0.93%0.67%-27.96%
Asian/Pacific Islander0.46%0.45%-2.17%
Black0.15%0%0%
American Indian and Alaskan Native0.15%0%0%

Takacs ancestry composition

23andMe computes an ancestry breakdown for each customer. People may have ancestry from just one population or they may have ancestry from several populations. The most commonly-observed ancestry found in people with the surname Takacs is Eastern European, which comprises 30.7% of all ancestry found in people with the surname. The next two most common ancestries are British & Irish (26.4%) and French & German (25.4%). Additional ancestries include Greek & Balkan, Italian, Ashkenazi Jewish, Scandinavian, and Spanish & Portuguese.

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ANCESTRY BREAKDOWNCOMPOSITION
Eastern European30.7%
British & Irish26.4%
French & German25.4%
Other17.5%
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Possible origins of the surname Takacs

Your DNA provides clues about where your recent ancestors may have lived. Having many distant relatives in the same location suggests that you may all share common ancestry there. Locations with many distant relatives can also be places where people have migrated recently, such as large cities. If a large number of individuals who share your surname have distant relatives in a specific area, it could indicate a connection between your surname and that location, stemming from either recent ancestral ties or migration.

Based on 23andMe data, people with last name Takacs have recent ancestry locations spanning a few countries, mostly in United Kingdom, and Ireland.

RECENT ANCESTRY LocationPercentage
Greater London, United Kingdom57.10%
Merseyside, United Kingdom57.10%
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom57.10%
Glasgow City, United Kingdom56.20%
West Midlands, United Kingdom56.20%

What Takacs haplogroups can tell you

Haplogroups are genetic population groups that share a common ancestor on either your paternal or maternal line. These paternal and maternal haplogroups shed light on your genetic ancestry and help tell the story of your family.

The top paternal haplogroup of people with the surname Takacs is R-CTS3402, which is predominantly found among people with European ancestry. Haplogroup R-CTS3402 is descended from haplogroup R-M420. Other common haplogroups include R-M405 and I-DF29, which are predominantly found among people with European and European ancestry. Other surnames with similar common haplogroups are: Krupa, Kovach, Szymanski, Bodnar, Popp, Horvath, Molnar, Svoboda, Klotz, Grabowski.

The most common maternal haplogroups of people with Takacs surname are: T2, H, J1c. These most commonly trace back to individuals of European ancestry.

takacsPaternal Haplogroup Origins R-M420

Your maternal lineage may be linked to Marie Antoinette

Because it is so dominant in the general European population, haplogroup H also appears quite frequently in the continent's royal houses. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian Hapsburg who married into the French royal family, inherited the haplogroup from her maternal ancestors. So did Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, whose recorded genealogy traces his female line to Bavaria. Scientists also discovered that famed 16th century astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus traced his maternal lineages to haplogroup H.

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What do people with the surname Takacs have in common?

Spoiler alert: it's complicated. People with the same last name are usually no more genetically similar than a randomly sampled group of people from the same population. That said, people with the same surname are more likely to have similar ancestries than randomly sampled individuals. The reason is the tendency of people with similar cultural or geographical backgrounds to preferentially mate with one another. That's why people who share a surname may be more likely to share traits and tendencies in common than people within the general population. Check out the percentages below to see the prevalences of tastes, habits, and traits of people with your surname compared with prevalences among 23andMe users.

Preferences

Takacs

Chocolate Ice Cream

Prefers chocolate flavored ice cream over other flavors.

"Takacs" Surname 28.9%

23andMe Users 41.3%

Traits

Takacs

Misophonia

When sounds made by others, like the sound of chewing or yawning, provoke strong emotional reactions in an individual.

"Takacs" Surname 43.8%

23andMe Users 27.9%

Habits

Takacs

Sugary Drink

Drinks one or more sugary drinks per day.

"Takacs" Surname 13.2%

23andMe Users 21.1%

Wellness

Takacs

Migraine

A severe headache characterized by intense pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.

"Takacs" Surname 17.0%

23andMe Users 16.4%

Are health conditions linked to the last name Takacs?

The short answer is that, if there is an association between surname and health, it's usually more about your ancestry than your name. Individuals with a given surname are no more genetically similar than the general population but often have similar ancestries. The populations of people associated with those shared ancestries often have sets of genetic variations, also known as alleles, in common. Some of those alleles are associated with a greater likelihood of developing certain diseases.

Disease variant frequency by ancestry

Disease allele frequencies in populations associated with the surname Takacs are shown below. Important Note: not everyone with a disease allele will develop these health condition

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Y402H variant

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of irreversible vision loss among older adults. The disease results in damage to the central part of the retina (the macula), impairing vision needed for reading, driving, or even recognizing faces. The 23andMe Health + Ancestry DNA test includes the two most common variants associated with an increased risk of developing the condition: the Y402H variant in the CFH gene and the A69S variant in the ARMS2 gene. Learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Eastern European 60.6%

23andMe Users 57.2%