Leisner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Leisner surname is derived from the Old English word "laece" meaning "leech," and indicating "one who used leeches to let blood," that is, a blood-letter or physician.
Early Origins of the Leisner family
The surname Leisner was first found in Stirlingshire where they held a family seat. The deep roots of the name appear to be in an area around Falkirk and there are many early recordings of the name although it is also recorded in Lanarkshire with the early spelling of Leechman was a sobriquet for a doctor. In fact, there is a claim on record of one Leechman who held many estates and who was Medicus Regis, the King's Leech, and, it is intimated, was the ancestor of the all the Leechmans. Oddly, in their later border relationships, the Leishmans became more oriented toward the clergy. William Leischman was prior of Fogo in 1465. 
Important Dates for the Leisner family
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Leisner Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Leechman, Leishman, Leeshman, Leischman, Leisman, Leachman, Leychman, Leighchman, Liechman, Leesman and many more.
Early Notables of the Leisner family (pre 1700)
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Leisner migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Leisner Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Leisner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Caroline Leisner, who arrived in Texas in 1846 
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