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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. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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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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