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Leffler Early Origins



The surname Leffler was first found in Austria, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name's literal meaning referred to the craftsman who carved out wooden spoons. Later, it came to represent numerous branches of a powerful family. Chronicles first mention Hans Loeffler of Stuttgart in 1447. The name first became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in tribal and national conflicts, where each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Leffler Spelling Variations


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Leffler Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Loeffler, Loeffel, Loefel, Loefeler, Loeffers, Leffler (Silesia), Loepeler (northern Germany), Loeffelmann, Loeffels, Loefels, Loffler and many more.

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Leffler Early History


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Leffler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leffler research. Another 260 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1717 and 1852 are included under the topic Early Leffler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leffler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leffler Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leffler 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 or some of its variants were: Balthasar Loeffel, who came to Pennsylvania in 1750. August Carl Frederick Loeffler came in 1788; Christian Loeffler in 1812; and Jacob Loeffler in 1855. Numerous Loefflers came to Texas, including Andreas Loeffler in 1846.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leffler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leffler (post 1700)



  • Shepherd Leffler (1811-1879), one of the two original U.S. Representatives from Iowa
  • Melvyn P. Leffler, American historian, and Edward Stettinius Professor of History at the University of Virginia
  • Isaac Leffler (1788-1866), American politician who represented Virginia's 18th congressional district in the US House of Representatives
  • Greg Leffler (b. 1951), former driver in the CART Championship Car series
  • Jason Leffler (1975-2013), American NASCAR driver, killed in a car crash on the Bridgeport Speedway in Logan Township, New Jersey
  • John Leffler, former Australian racing driver
  • Gösta Mittag- Leffler (1846-1927), Swedish mathematician
  • Anne Charlotte Leffler (1849-1927), Swedish author

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    2. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Leffler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leffler 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 30 November 2016 at 10:38.

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