Last name: GLASS

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GLASS : This last name is indexed 132,696 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GLASS : 1: English and German: metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower from Old English glæs ‘glass’ Middle High German glas. In English the name may also derive from a nickname from Old French glas clas ‘clash of arms noise tumult (of battle)’.2: Irish (Ulster) Welsh Cornish and Scottish: from an Anglicized form of the epithet glas ‘slate colored gray’ or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it.3: German: from an altered form of the personal name Klass a shortened form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas). This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).4: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Glass ‘glass’ or a metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower (compare 1 above).5: Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Glas ‘voice’.

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