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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lewknor, Lewknore, Lewkner, Lewker, Leuknor, Leukner, Lewkenorm Lewkenore, Lucknor, Luckner, Lucknore, Looknor and many more.

First found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1211 when Henry Leucnore held estates an that shire. Henry Lewkenore succeeded in 1273.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leukner research. Another 379 words(27 lines of text) covering the years 1104, 1306, 1379, 1422, 1449, 1455, 1460, 1483, 1487, 1510, 1585, 1599, 1600, 1603, 1608, and 1661 are included under the topic Early Leukner History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 56 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leukner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Robert Lewkner, who came to Virginia in 1664.

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  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Leukner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leukner 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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