Meaning and Origin of Leach - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Leach

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : occupational name for a physician, Old English lǣce, from the medieval medical practice of ‘bleeding’, often by applying leeches to the sick person.
  • English : topographic name for someone who lived by a boggy stream, from an Old English læcc, or a habitational name from Eastleach or Northleach in Gloucestershire, named with the same Old English element.