Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Gerich m. Old Icelandic geirr, Old High German, Old Saxon gēr 'spear' + Old Icelandic ríkr, Old High German rih 'ruler'.

The German vernacular form Gerich is witnessed between 1074 and 1087 in the place name Gerichsperch (UrkStyr 77).

Sweden
Latin
1350 Gerichinus (nom) SDHK no. 6041
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Gerich". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Gerich.