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Leitner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


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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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Migration of the Leitner family to the New World and Oceana


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)
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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
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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


  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)

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