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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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The surname Leasure was first found in Provence, where this distinguished family held a family seat from ancient times.

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.


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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
  • Kenneth S. Leasure, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 123rd District, 1967-72


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  2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
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  4. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. 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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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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