Lach Family History
Lach Name Meaning
Ukrainian, Belorussian, and Polish: ethnic name from eastern Slavic Lach ‘Pole’. This term is used in Czech to denote the inhabitants of the northeastern part of Moravia, near the Polish border. Slovak, Czech (Moravian), and German (of Slavic origin): from the personal name Lach, a short form of Czech and Slovak (V)ladislav (see Laszlo). Germanized spelling of Slovenian Lah, derivative of Vlah ‘Wallachian’, ‘Vlach’, ‘Romanian’, or more generally denoting any person of foreign origin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press