Meaning and Origin of: Gerlach

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Spear thrower

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • German and Dutch : from the personal name Gerlach, composed of the elements gēr, gār ‘spear’ + lach, a cognate of Old High German leich ‘sport’, ‘play’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental adoption of the German name.