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Where did the Dutch Leider family come from? What is the Dutch Leider family crest and coat of arms? When did the Leider family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Leider family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Liedecker, Liedekerke, Lydecker, Lydekerke and others.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Limburg, the smallest, southernmost province of the Netherlands. The capital of the province is Mastricht, noted for its contribution to the modern treaty for the European Economic Community (E.E.C.) Other notable towns are Crefeld and Breda and Nijmwegan. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the rank of Counts as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leider research. Another 269 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leider History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Leider Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leider Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Heinrich Leider, aged 46, landed in Missouri in 1848
  • Christe Leider, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1854

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  2. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
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  6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Leider Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leider Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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