Last name origins & meanings:
- German: occupational name for a town crier, or nickname for a
noisy individual, from an agent derivative of Middle High German
schrī(e)n ‘to shout’.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): from
German Schreier, Yiddish shrayer ‘shouter’; a nickname
for a noisy person, or, possibly, an occupational name for a person
whose duty it was to summon Jews to public worship.
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