Last name: LEACH

Welcome at Geneanet!

Welcome at Geneanet!

With Geneanet, find your ancestors from home, create your family tree for free, and explore and share your family history. Genealogy has never been easier, thanks to our database of 8 billion individuals, and our community of enthusiasts.

All you have to know about the last name LEACH

Last name frequency

LEACH : This last name is indexed 200,053 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LEACH : English: occupational name for a physician from Middle English leche lache ‘physician’ (Old English lǣce ‘leech; physician blood-letter surgeon’). The name refers to the medieval medical practice of bleeding typically by applying leeches to a patient. The surname is recorded in the late 14th-century Poll Tax Returns for men whose occupation is stated as medicus ‘physician’ or occasionally spicer (spicers acted as apothecaries) but some men named le Leche have unrelated occupations including cultor ‘cultivator farm laborer’ which suggests that leche could refer to an amateur ‘medicine man’ who supplied folk remedies.

Learn more

Variants of last name

The spelling of names may have changed over the centuries. Knowing these names variants will help you build your family tree.

Search a name

Discover your ancestors and build your family tree step by step through billions of data included in our members' family trees and through civil records.

Most popular first names

Most indexed countries

Available collections for this name