The colorful history of Saxony
provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the layser family. In the medieval era, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The ancient dukedom of Saxony
derived its name from the Germanic tribe name the Saxons
who inhabited the territory after the fall of the Roman Empire.
Early Origins of the layser family
The surname layser was first found in Saxony
, where the name 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. The oldest form of the name is Loeser or Lesar, which stems from Lazarus and the Hebrew
names Eleazer and Elieser.
Early History of the layser family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our layser research.Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1745, 1325 and 1876 are included under the topic Early layser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
layser Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Leser, Lesser, Lesserer, Leserer, Leyser, Leyserer, Layserer, Layser, Loeser and many more.
Early Notables of the layser family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name layser at this time were Matthia Loeser (15th century), who was not only provost of Klemberg and the Chancellor of Saxony, but was an important... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early layser Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the layser family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benedict Lesser, who came to Philadelphia in 1739. Hans Michael and Nicholas Lesser came to Philadelphia in 1739; while Christian Lesser came to Texas in 1846. Jacob Leser came to Philadelphia in 1733.