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

The prestigious surname Leasure comes from the region of Provence, in France. The surname Leasure is of local origin, and is therefore a type of hereditary surname. Local surnames are derived either from an already existing place-name or from a local feature of the geography.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lessard, Lessart, Lessar, Lessarde, Lesart, Lesard, Lesser, Lesseir, Leser, Lezer, Lesarde, Lesar, Lezard, Lezzard, Lezart, Lezar, Lezarde, Lisart, Lizart, Sarde, Sardo and many more.

First found in Provence, where this distinguished family held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leasure research. Another 395 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1406, 1552, 1554, 1574, 1614, 1620, 1622, 1645, 1665, 1728, and 1731 are included under the topic Early Leasure History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 133 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leasure Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leasure Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Abr Leasure, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Leasure Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Ed Leasure, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Leasure Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Shelly C. Leasure, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1912

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  • Daniel Leasure (1819-1886), American brigade commander in the Union Army during the American Civil War


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The Leasure Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leasure 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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