Lehner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lehner family

The surname Lehner 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.

Early History of the Lehner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lehner research. Another 162 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1756, 1758, 1790, 1792, 1830, 1836, and 1889 are included under the topic Early Lehner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lehner 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.

Early Notables of the Lehner family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lehner 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 Lehner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lehner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lehner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Georg Lehner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Geo Balthas Lehner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • Georg Lehner, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1764 [1]
Lehner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Wolfgang Lehner, who arrived in Cincinnati, Oh in 1848 [1]
  • Erhardt Lehner, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Stephan Lehner, who arrived in Albany, NY in 1855 [1]
  • Anton Lehner, aged 2, who arrived in New York in 1858 [1]
  • Johann Lehner, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1858 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Lehner (post 1700) +

  • Virginia Lehner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1980
  • Peggy Lehner, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 2008
  • Mary B. Lehner, American politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 6th District, 1926
  • Mark Alan Lehner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980
  • John Lehner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for burgess of Brentwood, Pennsylvania, 1933
  • Edward H. Lehner, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly 73rd District, 1973-80
  • Brigadier-General Charles Royal Lehner (1893-1979), American Quartermaster-General 6th Army, Philippines (1943-1949) [2]
  • Christine Lehner (b. 1952), American novelist and short story writer
  • Peter Lehner (b. 1958), American lawyer and environmentalist
  • Peggy Lehner, American member of the Ohio Senate
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Charles Lehner. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Lehner/Charles_Royal/USA.html


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