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Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsZamlock, Zamlocke

Meaning & History

Altered, likely Americanized or Germanized, version of the Czech surname Zemlicka. Zemlicka derives from žemle, meaning "bread roll," and was a name given to bakers.

The alternative spelling, Zamlocke, may in fact be the Americanized version of Zamloch.

Persons with the surname include magician Anton Zamloch and baseball player Carl Zamloch.
Added 7/15/2015 by Alex
Edited 4/30/2024 by Mike C