Lesnik Family History
Lesnik Name Meaning
Polish (Leśnik) and Slovak (Lesník): occupational name for a forester Polish leśnik Slovak lesník derived from Polish dialect and Slovak les ‘wood forest’. The homonymous Sorbian cognate Lěsnik is apparently found in Germanized forms only (see Lessing ). Slovenian: topographic name for a forest dweller derived from dialect les ‘forest’. Slovenian (Lešnik): nickname or topographic name from lešnik ‘hazelnut’ or lešje ‘hazel trees’ or a habitational name for someone from a place called Lešje named with this word. It is probably also a topographic name for a forest dweller (see above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022