Lisch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Lisch 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.

Early Origins of the Lisch family

The surname Lisch was 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.

Important Dates for the Lisch family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lisch research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1662, 1701, 1736, 1740, 1749, 1760, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Lisch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lisch Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Lisch family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Lisch were Christian Liscow (1701-1760) from Mecklenburg, who was a prominent writer of satires. In 1736 he entered the service...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lisch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lisch migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lisch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Lisch who settled in North Carolina in 1743
  • Johannes Lisch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lisch (post 1700)

  • Russell John Lisch (b. 1956), American former NFL football quarterback
  • Karl Lisch (1907-1999), Austrian ophthalmologist, eponym of Lisch nodules
  • Juste Lisch (1828-1910), French architect


  1. ^ 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)
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