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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Lenard originally appeared in Gaelic as O Leannain, which is possibly derived from the word leann, which denotes a cloak. Another possible derivation is from the word leanan, which means paramour.

Lenard Early Origins



The surname Lenard was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Lenard Spelling Variations


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Lenard Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Lenard were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Lennon, Lannin, Lannon, Linnane, O'Lennon, Lennane, Leonard, MacAlinion, O'Lennan and many more.

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Lenard Early History


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Lenard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lenard research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lenard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lenard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lenard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lenard 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Lenard family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Lenard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Lenard, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Lenard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Lénard, who settled in Philadelphia in 1812
  • Samuel Lenard, aged 28, arrived in Rhode Island in 1812
  • Bartholomew Lenard, aged 29, landed in New York in 1849
  • Mary Lenard, aged 20, landed in New York in 1849

Lenard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Lenard, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Neptune" in 1834

Lenard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Lenard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851
  • Michael Lenard, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"
  • John Lenard, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"
  • Margaret Lenard, aged 18, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Coromandel"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lenard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lenard (post 1700)



  • Victor L. Lenard, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State Senate 7th District, 1910; Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor, 1912
  • Marilyn Lenard, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1996
  • Joseph M. Lenard (b. 1962), American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 24th District, 2000

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Prisco stirpe hibernico
Motto Translation: Of an ancient Irish stock


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    2. 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).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    The Lenard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lenard 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 7 October 2015 at 14:56.

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