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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
  • Joseph Leitner, who landed in Georgia in 1737
  • Adam Leitner, who landed in America in 1779

Leitner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gregor Leitner, who landed in Ohio in 1828
  • Peter Leitner, aged 48, landed in Missouri in 1843
  • Rudolph Leitner, who arrived in Arkansas in 1883
  • Alexander Leitner, aged 1, arrived in America in 1892
  • Elisabeth Leitner, aged 26, landed in America in 1892
  • ... (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, landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • Christina Leitner, aged 48, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • Elizabeth Leitner, aged 23, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • Ferdinand Leitner, aged 10, arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855
  • Franz Leitner, aged 25, 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)



  • 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



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 6 July 2016 at 17:16.

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