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Leir Early Origins



The surname Leir was first found in Ulm, where the family was established in early times.

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Leir Spelling Variations


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Leir Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leier, Leir, Laer, Leyer, Leyher, Layer, Layher, Laier and many more.

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Leir Early History


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Leir Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leir research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1780, 1796, 1818, and 1851 are included under the topic Early Leir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leir Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leir Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Leir 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:

Leir Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ludwig Leir, who landed in America in 1853
  • Theresa Victoria Leir, who arrived in America in 1853
  • Jakob Moriz Leir, who arrived in America in 1855
  • H Leir, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leir (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leir (post 1700)



  • Roger K. Leir D.P.M. (1934-2014), American podiatric surgeon and ufologist, best known as an investigator of alien implants

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Leir Historic Events


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Leir Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Richard Hugh Leir, British Midshipman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, also sailed aboard the HMS Exeter

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Leir Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. 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).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Leir Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leir 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 13 November 2014 at 16:21.

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