Early Origins of the Leihning family
The surname Leihning was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Lehning was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. They also branched into the Rhine province, and into Bade, Hesse, and Nassau. The eponymous Leininger Sporn is a highly prominent ridge in the northeast of the Palatinate Forest in western Germany.
Early History of the Leihning family
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Leihning Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lehning, Leiningen, Leihning, Leining, Linange and others.
Early Notables of the Leihning family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leihning family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Maria Leininger, who came to New York, NY in 1709; Paul Lehning, who arrived in America in 1749; Johan Philip Lehning, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749.