Streicher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished Germany surname Streicher 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, Streicher 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 Streicher family

The surname Streicher 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. [1]

Early History of the Streicher family

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Streicher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Streich, Streicher, Streiche, Strycher, Streichle, Streichel, Streichler and many more.

Early Notables of the Streicher family (pre 1700)

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Streicher Ranking

In the United States, the name Streicher is the 17,963rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]


United States Streicher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Streicher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Streicher, who arrived in New York in 1784 [3]
Streicher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Adam Streicher, who landed in America in 1833 [3]
  • Michael Streicher, who arrived in Ohio in 1839 [3]
  • Johann Streicher, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846 [3]
  • Andreas Streicher, aged 18, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [3]
  • Matthias Streicher, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Streicher (post 1700) +

  • Michael A. Streicher (1921-2006), American metallurgist and engineer
  • John Streicher, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 6th District, 1900 [4]
  • Johann Andreas Streicher (1761-1833), German pianist, composer and piano maker
  • Ludwig Streicher (1920-2003), Austrian contrabassist


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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