Reich Family History
Reich Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a wealthy or powerful man from Middle High German rīch ‘of noble descent powerful rich’ German reich ‘rich’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Poland Hungary Czechia Slovakia Slovenia and Croatia (see also 4 below). German: from a short form of a personal name containing the Old High German element rīhhi ‘power might’. Scottish: when not of German origin (see above) perhaps a variant of Riach . Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Rajh: nickname of German origin (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press