Meaning and Origin of: Schlick

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : nickname for a glutton, from a derivative of Middle High German slicken ‘to gulp or swallow’.
  • North German : topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy area, from Middle Low German slik ‘slime’, ‘bog’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : of uncertain origin, probably an unflattering name from GermanSchlick ‘slime’, ‘mud’, imposed by a non-Jewish government official.