Leffler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Leffler family

The surname Leffler was first found in Bavaria, where the name Loffler was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Leffler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leffler research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1794 is included under the topic Early Leffler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leffler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Loffler, Löffler, Lofler, Lofflers, Loflers, Lofflerr, Loffleres, Lofleres, Luffler, Loffleer, Loeffler, Loeffel, Loefel, Loefeler, Loeffers, Leffler, Loepeler, Loeffelmann, Loeffels, Loefels and many more.

Early Notables of the Leffler family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Leffler family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Loefler, who settled in America in 1778; Christian Friedrich Loefler, who arrived in 1807; Conrad Loefler, who arrived in Allegheny Co., PA in 1844.

Contemporary Notables of the name Leffler (post 1700)

  • Shepherd Leffler (1811-1879), one of the two original U.S. Representatives from Iowa
  • Melvyn P. Leffler, American historian, and Edward Stettinius Professor of History at the University of Virginia
  • Isaac Leffler (1788-1866), American politician who represented Virginia's 18th congressional district in the US House of Representatives
  • Greg Leffler (b. 1951), former driver in the CART Championship Car series
  • Jason Leffler (1975-2013), American NASCAR driver, killed in a car crash on the Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township, New Jersey
  • John Leffler, former Australian racing driver
  • Gösta Mittag- Leffler (1846-1927), Swedish mathematician
  • Anne Charlotte Leffler (1849-1927), Swedish author
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