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

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Leiva, Leyva, Leifa, Lieva, Leyba and others.

First found in Castile, in north central Spain.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leyba research. Another 415 words(30 lines of text) covering the year 1528 is included under the topic Early Leyba History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leyba Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Edmond Leyba, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Elizabeth Leyba, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1893
  • A. Leyba, aged 32, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • Mrs. Ed. Leyba, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1895

Leyba Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Rudolph M. Leyba, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Santo Domingo, in 1907
  • Andres Leyba, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Linares, Spain, in 1913
  • Felix V. Leyba, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Juan Leyba, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Abel Leyba, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1920

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  • Steven Johnson Leyba (b. 1966), American artist, painter and author
  • Don Fernando de Leyba (1780-1778), Spanish officer and politician, the third governor of Upper Louisiana (1778 until his death)


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  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Leyba Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leyba 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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