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The Leitner surname is derived form the Middle High German word "lîte," meaning "a mountain side slope." No doubt the first people to be called by this name lived in such a location.

Leitner Early Origins



The surname Leitner was first found in Bavaria. The first recorded instance of this surname occurs in the 'Geschichte des Hauses Habsburg" (History of the House of Habsburg) where a Stephan Leyttner is listed in 1376.

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Leitner Spelling Variations


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Leitner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leiter, Leitner, Laitner, Leiten, Leithen and others.

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Leitner Early History


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Leitner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leitner research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1451, 1545, 1635, 1651, 1714, 1803, and 1851 are included under the topic Early Leitner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leitner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leitner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leitner 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:

Leitner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Adam Leitner, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Joseph Leitner, who landed in Georgia in 1737 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Adam Leitner, who landed in America in 1779 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Leitner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gregor Leitner, who landed in Ohio in 1828 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Peter Leitner, aged 48, who landed in Missouri in 1843 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Rudolph Leitner, who arrived in Arkansas in 1883 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Alexander Leitner, aged 1, who arrived in America in 1892 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Elisabeth Leitner, aged 26, who landed in America in 1892 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leitner Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christian Leitner, aged 25, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • Christina Leitner, aged 48, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • Elizabeth Leitner, aged 23, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • Ferdinand Leitner, aged 10, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • Franz Leitner, aged 25, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leitner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leitner (post 1700)



  • Ira Leitner, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Dublin, California, 2004
  • George A. Leitner, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 23rd District, 1915
  • George Michael "Dummy" Leitner (1871-1960), American Major League Baseball pitcher, nicknamed "Dummy" as he as deaf
  • Patric-Fritz Leitner (b. 1977), German eight-time gold medalist luger
  • Ferdinand Leitner (1912-1996), German conductor
  • Friedrich Leitner (1874-1945), German economist
  • Thea Leitner (b. 1921), Austrian author and journalist
  • Karl Gottfried Ritter von Leitner (1800-1890), Austrian-born author
  • Erika Leitner, Italian luger two-time bronze medalist
  • Aloysius Leitner, United States Marine Corps private, posthumously awarded the Navy Cross and Distinguished Service Cross

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Citations


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
  2. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  10. 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).
  11. ...

The Leitner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leitner 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.

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