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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from Old English læcc, læce (see Leach) + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
  2. English: unflattering nickname for a lecher, Middle English lech(o)ur (Old French leceor). Reaney comments: ‘The surname is rare, probably usually disguised as Leger’.
  3. German (Letscher): habitational name for someone from Letsch, near Bensberg, Rhineland, or various other places such as Letsche, Letschin, Letschow, etc. See also Letsch.
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