Glass Family History
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Glass Name Meaning
English and German: metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower, from Old English glæs ‘glass’ (akin to Glad, referring originally to the bright shine of the material), Middle High German glas. Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of the epithet glas ‘gray’, ‘green’, ‘blue’ or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it. German: altered form of the personal name Klass, a reduced form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas). Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Glass ‘glass’, or a metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Grass, Glas, Gloss, Klass, Gass, Blass, Plass, Glaus, Lass, Gast