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Where did the English Lebar family come from? What is the English Lebar family crest and coat of arms? When did the Lebar family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Lebar family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Lebar comes from when the family resided in the township of Great Lever in Lancashire as well as in Little Lever the chapelry in the parish of Bolton in Lancashire. According to history the Lebar family were industrialists and millers, perhaps giving rise to the modern city of Liverpool, from their own Leaver's Port.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Lebar include Lever, Leaver, Leyver and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lebar research. Another 271 words(19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lebar History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Ashton Lever and James Lever, who settled in Maryland in 1775; Adam, James, John, Lawrence, and William Lever, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
The Lebar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lebar 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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