Early Origins of the Leifelly family
The surname Leifelly was first found in Padua (Italian: Padova, Latin: Patavium, Venetian: Padoa), on the Bacchiglione River, capital of the province of Padua. In 1175, the citizens elected the D'Este family as podesta but in 1275 Frederick II took over. The powerful families of D'Este, Camposampiero and Da Romano were the large influences. The city is rich in art, museums and galleries. Many churches exhibit works of the masters. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Leifelly family
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Leifelly Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lively, Livelli, Livelly, Leuvelin, Leuveling, Leubfling, Leuven, Leivelli, Leifelly, Lievely, Leuvel and many more.
Early Notables of the Leifelly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leifelly family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Matthew Lively, who arrived in Virginia in 1734; Elsi Van Leuvel, who came to Philadelphia in 1795; H. Lively, who came to New York, NY in 1821; Gert Leiveling, who came to Cincinnati in 1843.