Leist History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Leist family
The surname Leist was first found in Bavaria, where the name 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.
Early History of the Leist family
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Leist Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Listner, Leistner, Leist, Liestner and others.
Early Notables of the Leist family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Leist is the 11,836th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leist Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Leist Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Leist Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century