Laska Family History
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Laska Name Meaning
Polish (also Laska) and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Polish laska, ‘grace’, ‘favor’, or from a homonym meaning ‘weasel’. As a Polish name, this is a nickname; as a Jewish name it is generally ornamental. Polish: from laska ‘stick’, ‘walking stick’, metaphorically a nickname for a tall, thin man. Czech (Moravian; Laška): from a pet form of Lád, a short form of the personal name (V)ladislav (see Laszlo). Czech and Slovak (Láska): nickname from láska ‘love’. Hungarian: from the Slavic loanword laska ‘pastry’ (probably a metathesized form of Slovak lokša or Ukrainian lóksa), hence a metonymic occupational name for a pastry cook. In Hungarian laska also denotes a type of mushroom, and in some cases the surname may have arisen as a nickname from this sense.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Gaska, Basa, Lasek, Laske, Kaska, Lacko, Laskin, Raska, Laski, Lasko