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The Leavens surname comes from a Middle English given name Lefwine, which in turn comes from the Old English elements "leof," which meant "dear" or "beloved," and "wine," which meant "friend."

Leavens Early Origins



The surname Leavens was first found in Shropshire where the family was anciently seated.

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Leavens Spelling Variations


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Leavens Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Leavens family name include Lewin, Lewins, Lewens, Lewinson and others.

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Leavens Early History


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Leavens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leavens research. Another 403 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1010, 1086, 1275, 1292, 1327, 1661, 1712, 1820, 1661, 1576, 1659 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Leavens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leavens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leavens Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leavens 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Leavens family to immigrate North America:

Leavens Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Leavens, who landed in Mississippi in 1798

Leavens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I L Leavens, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • C W Leavens, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860

Leavens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Barry Leavens, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States, in 1904
  • Annie M. Leavens, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Faith R. Leavens, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Adelaide Leavens, aged 67, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Edin Moore Leavens, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leavens Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Peter E Leavens, who arrived in Canada in 1828
  • William B Leavens, who arrived in Canada in 1830

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leavens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leavens (post 1700)



  • Gary T. Leavens, American professor of computer science at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida
  • William Parker Leavens (b. 1868), American Republican politician, Member of Vermont State House of Representatives from Morgan, 1910
  • Robert Leavens, American politician, Mayor of Billings, Montana, 1912-15
  • Jedediah Leavens, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Killingly, 1838
  • Grover Leavens, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Allegany County, 1847
  • George Leavens, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Supervisor of Lansing Township, Michigan, 1939
  • George Leavens, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Danielsonville, Connecticut, 1872-73
  • E. N. Leavens, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 5th District, 1859-60
  • Bill Leavens, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 21st District, 1994

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    11. ...

    The Leavens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leavens 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 15 January 2016 at 12:47.

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