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Origins Available: English, German


The lasher surname is thought to have derived from the Slavic word "litsch," which meant "wild;" as such, it may have originally been a nickname for a wild or unruly person. The surname many also have evolved from any of several places, such as Lisch in Holstein; or Lischau in East Prussia.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lischer, Lisch, Lischke, Lischka, Lischeid, Lissek, Lissak, Litsch, Litscher, Litschke, Litschka, Litschko, Lischy, Liske, Lisko, Liskov, Liskow and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was enrolled by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential name.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lasher research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1701, 1736, 1740, 1749, 1760, and 1780 are included under the topic Early lasher History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lasher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lasher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Wm Lasher, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Jno Lasher, who landed in Virginia in 1664

lasher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • John Lasher, who arrived in New York in 1825
  • E M Lasher, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Abraham Lasher, aged 54, who landed in America, in 1892
  • C. W Lasher, aged 48, who emigrated to America, in 1894
  • Ema Lasher, aged 38, who landed in America, in 1894

lasher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Florence H. Lasher, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Alfred P. Lasher, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Augusta Lasher, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
  • Albert Lasher, aged 65, who emigrated to the United States, in 1913
  • Augusta H. Lasher, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1914


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  • Howard L. Lasher (1944-2007), American politician of the Democratic party New York State
  • Samuel Lasher, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County 1st District, 1861
  • Philip G. Lasher, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County 1st District, 1850
  • Olga Lasher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • John E. Lasher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892
  • James D. Lasher, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oswego County 2nd District, 1868-69
  • Howard L. Lasher, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 46th District, 1973-93
  • George Lasher, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schenectady County, 1881
  • Frank M. Lasher, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1920
  • William H. Lasher, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1915

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  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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The lasher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lasher Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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