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Where did the German Lennartz family come from? What is the German Lennartz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lennartz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lennartz family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Leonhardt, Leonhard, Leonhardi, Lennartz, Lehnhard, Lienhard (southern Germany), Lehner, Lehnert, Lenhart, Lenhard, Lenhardt, Leonardt and many more.
First found in Frankfurt, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name is a Roman-German mixed compounded of Leo (lion) and "Hard," the mediaeval German word for "brave." St. Leonhardt was the patron saint of farmers and of horses. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, in which each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lennartz research. Another 174 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1756, 1758, 1790, 1792, 1830, 1836, and 1889 are included under the topic Early Lennartz History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 54 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lennartz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Caspar Leonhard, who came to England and/or America in 1709 with his wife and daughter, and Valentin Leonhardt, who came to Philadelphia in 1746. They were followed by Johann Adam Leonhardt in 1771 and Jacob Leonhart in 1741. Johan Jacob Leonhard arrived in Texas in 1846. Eva Catharina and Johan Lenhard came to New York State in 1710. Johann Peter Lenhart and Nicolaus Lenhardt came to Philadelphia in 1748.
The Lennartz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lennartz 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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