My great-grandmother, a bohemian immigrant to the U.S., had an Anglicized version of the family name: Tauscheck. In many records the name appears as Táschek, or sometimes in the form Tásček. It comes from the Czech root word tašker, which means rascal. There was an extended family that lived in various small villages in the region of Bohemia (a Czech province) known as the Sudetenlands. The Sudetenlands were the borderlands with Germany and Austria and were populated by Bohemian Czechs, but also by German and Austrian immigrants to Bohemia. These villages had both German and Czech names. Some Sudetenland villages that were home to Táscheks included Bischofteinitz (Horsovsky Tyn), Trohatin (Drahotin), Winterberg (Vimperk), Freudenthal (Bruntal), Silberberg (means Silver Mountain), Buchen (Buk), Eleonorehain (Lenora), Kaltenbach (Nove Hute), Mitterberg (Raci), Obermoldau (Horni Vltavice) and Budweiss (Ceske Budejovice). This was glass-making country, and there were some Táscheks in this business. A Josef Táschek, together with his cousin Johann Meyr, were for a time co-owners of the Myer's Neff (Myer's Nephews) Glassware Company. They owned factories in four of these villages. Josef died relatively young and Johann apparently bought out his heirs.