Kreischer Family History
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Kreischer Name Meaning
habitational name for someone from a place called Kreische, Kreischa, or Kreischau in Saxony. nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German krischen ‘to shriek or cry’ or a metonymic occupational name for a torturer, from an agent derivative of Middle High German kreischen ‘to make someone shriek (in pain)’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press