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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 setted in 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 setted in the West Indies in 1517
  • Juan Leal, who setted in 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, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Leal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Felipe Leal, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Alvaro Leal, who landed in America in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francisco Leal, who arrived in America in 1817 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Juan Leal, who arrived in America in 1827 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Sebastian Leal, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

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.

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