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Multiple Origins for the Surname Leal


Spanish


The Leal surname is derived from the Spanish word "leal" meaning "faithful to obligations," and the name was no doubt originally born first as a nickname for someone with such qualities.

Leal Early Origins



The surname Leal was first found in Granada, in southern Spain.

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Leal Spelling Variations


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Leal Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leal, Lealo, Leale and others.

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Leal Early History


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Leal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leal research. Another 387 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1622, 1690, 1708, and 1743 are included under the topic Early Leal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leal Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were the Leal families of Granada and Gallego. Bearers of this name were ennobled when they were made members of the...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leal Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Alvaro Leal, who came to America in 1513
  • Diego Leal, who settled in Dominican Republic in 1514
  • Diego Leal, who arrived in the Dominican Republic in 1514
  • Francisco Leal, who came to the West Indies in 1517
  • Juan Leal, who came to Mexico in 1527
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Leal, aged 21, arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1775

Leal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Felipe Leal, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802
  • Alvaro Leal, who landed in America in 1813
  • Francisco Leal, who arrived in America in 1817
  • Juan Leal, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Sebastian Leal, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leal (post 1700)



  • Susan Marian Leal (b. 1949), American Democrat politician, Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 1993-97; Treasurer of San Francisco, 1997-2003; General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, 2003-09
  • Marian S. Leal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996, 2000
  • Harland Leal, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Francisco Leal, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1996
  • Sharon Leal (b. 1972), American actress from Arizona
  • Carlos Leal (b. 1969), Spanish/Swiss rapper and actor
  • Antonio Castro Leal, Mexican writer and diplomat
  • Luis Leal (b. 1957), Venezuelan, former right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Hugo Leal, Portuguese soccer player
  • Jeff Leal (b. 1954), Canadian politician in Ontario
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    3. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Domínguez, C. Hispano de Apellidos y Blasones. 4 Vols. 2001. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Leal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leal 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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