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Lehn Early Origins



The surname Lehn was first found in Frankfurt, 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 is a Roman-German mixed compounded of Leo (lion) and "Hard," the mediaeval German word for "brave." St. Leonhardt was the patron saint of farmers and of horses. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, in which each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Lehn Spelling Variations


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Lehn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leonhardt, Leonhard, Leonhardi, Lennartz, Lehnhard, Lienhard (southern Germany), Lehner, Lehnert, Lenhart, Lenhard, Lenhardt, Leonardt and many more.

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Lehn Early History


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Lehn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lehn research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1756, 1758, 1790, 1792, 1830, 1836, and 1889 are included under the topic Early Lehn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lehn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lehn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lehn were Friedrich Lienhard, who was a prominent Alcasian (Alemannic) poet. Dorette (1756-84) and Auguste (1758-86) Leonhart were sisters...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lehn 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 were:

Lehn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Lehn, who arrived in America in 1742
  • Johannes Lehn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742
  • Frederick Lehn, who arrived in America in 1777-1783
  • Philip Lehn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Lehn Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Henrick Lehn, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lehn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lehn (post 1700)



  • Erwin Lehn (1919-2010), German jazz composer, bandleader and musician
  • Thomas Lehn (b. 1958), German piano and synthesizer player
  • Poul Abraham Lehn (1732-1804), Baron of Lehn and Baron of Guldborgland, a feudal baron of the Danish and Norwegian nobility
  • Unni Lehn (b. 1977), Norwegian football midfielder
  • Jean-Marie Lehn (b. 1939), French chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1987

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    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. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Lehn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lehn 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 7 December 2016 at 14:44.

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