Gleicher Family History
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Gleicher Name Meaning
German: occupational name for an iron worker who flattened out the metal into sheets, from an agent derivative of Middle High German gelichen ‘to smooth or even out’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the inflected form of German gleich ‘same’, one of names from vocabulary words that were selected at random by government officials when surnames were made compulsory.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press