Show ContentsGlick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Glick is a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves. Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. The name Glick is a Jewish Ashkenazic ornamental name. Numerous Jewish surnames are ornamental surnames, which are names that have an ornamental value and are not necessarily related to the localities, occupations, nicknames or given names of the first person who used the name. However, ornamental names were often derived from elements that described locations or features of geography, animals and birds, occupations or personal names. The surname Glick is taken from the Yiddish word glik, which means luck. The surname Glick may also be a metronymic surname, which means that it was originally derived from the given name of the bearers mother. In the Middle Ages, the name Gluckel was a common Yiddish name for women.

Glick Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: glich and others.

Glick Ranking

In the United States, the name Glick is the 5,823rd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Glick migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Glick Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Georg Peter Glick and Johannes Glick, who settled in Philadelphia in 1749 and 1754 respectively
  • Geo Peter Glick, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
Glick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Georg Glick, who landed in Iowa in 1856 [2]
  • Colman Glick who arrived in San Francisco in 1867
  • Colman Glick, aged 33, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1867 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Glick (post 1700) +

  • K.K. Glick, American actress, known for Odd Mom Out (2015), Master of None and CollegeHumor Originals (2006)
  • Gary Galen Glick (1930-2015), professional American football safety who played from 1956 to 1963
  • Larry Glick (1922-2009), American talk radio host
  • Gideon Glick (b. 1988), American stage performer and movie actor
  • George Washington Glick (1827-1911), American politician, 9th Governor of Kansas (1883-1885)
  • Alexis Glick (b. 1972), American television personality
  • Ruth Glick (b. 1942), née Burtnick, American best-selling writer of healthy cookbooks, romance and young adult novels
  • Caroline Glick, American-born Israeli journalist, newspaper editor, and writer
  • Roman Glick, American bassist
  • Deborah J. Glick, American Democratic Party politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1991-2001; Presidential Elector for New York, 1996; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2008 [3]
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Glick +

  • Homer and Lille Gerlach and Their Gerlach, Glick, Little, and Hempfield Ancestry by Elmer K. Gerlach.
  • Genealogy of the Glick Family by George H. Glick.

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 16) . Retrieved from on Facebook