Last 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 German
Schlick ‘slime’, ‘mud’, imposed by a non-Jewish government
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