Leipold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Leipold family

The surname Leipold was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. 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 Leipold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leipold research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1457, 1504, 1606 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Leipold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leipold Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lippi, Lipamano, Lipoldi, Lippa, Lippo, Leopoldi, Leopoldo and many more.

Early Notables of the Leipold family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leipold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Leipold migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leipold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jos Leipold, who arrived in America in 1844-1845 [1]
  • Apolina Leipold, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1853 [1]
  • Maria Leipold, who landed in America in 1857 [1]
  • William Leipold, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1864 [1]
  • John Leipold, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Leipold (post 1700) +

  • Craig Leipold, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008
  • Lance Leipold (b. 1965), American college football coach and former player
  • Craig Leipold (b. 1952), American businessman, one time owner of the NHL Nashville Predators and the Minnesota Wild
  • John Leipold (1888-1970), American Academy Award winning film score composer for his work on Stagecoach (1939)
  • Alexander Leipold (b. 1969), German former freestyle wrestler, eleven-time German Champion, three-time European Champion and World Champion in 1994

RMS Lusitania
  • Miss Catherine Estella M. Leipold, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Chicago, Illinois, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [2]


  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. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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