Last name origins & meanings:
- English and German: metonymic occupational name for a glazier
or glass blower, from Old English glæs ‘glass’ (akin to
Glad, referring originally to the bright shine of the
material), Middle High German glas.
- Irish and
Scottish: Anglicized form of the epithet glas ‘gray’, ‘green’,
‘blue’ or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it.
- German: altered form of the personal name Klass, a reduced
form of Nikolaus (see Nicholas).
(Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Glass ‘glass’, or a
metonymic occupational name for a glazier or glass blower.
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