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.
Early Origins of the Leitner family
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.
Early History of the Leitner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leitner research. Another 63 words (4 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.
Leitner Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Leiter, Leitner, Laitner, Leiten, Leithen and others.
Early Notables of the Leitner family (pre 1700)
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^ 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)
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