Streiche History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished Germany surname Streiche has two distinct origins. Firstly, it is derived from the place name "Streek," a town located in Odenwald; in this instance, the name would have been initially borne by someone who hailed from this town. Alternatively, Streiche is an occupational name, deriving from the Middle High German word "stricher," meaning "tester." In this instance, the name would have originally been used to designate someone in this occupation, eventually being passed down as a hereditary surname.
Early Origins of the Streiche family
The surname Streiche was first found in Austria, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
While the name is generally understood to be Austrian, interestingly in England we found, Reginald le Strikere in Lincolnshire in 1297 and Thomas Strikere in the Feet of Fines for Suffolk in 1360. 
Early History of the Streiche family
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Streiche Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Streich, Streicher, Streiche, Strycher, Streichle, Streichel, Streichler and many more.
Early Notables of the Streiche family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Streiche family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mattheis Streichle, who came to Philadelphia in 1746; Gottlieb Streich and F. Streich, who both immigrated to Philadelphia in 1855; and Charles Streich, who came to Pennsylvania in 1873..
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- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)