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The surname Lenhart was first found in Frankfurt, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name is a Roman-German mixed compounded of Leo (lion) and "Hard," the mediaeval German word for "brave." St. Leonhardt was the patron saint of farmers and of horses. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, in which each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leonhardt, Leonhard, Leonhardi, Lennartz, Lehnhard, Lienhard (southern Germany), Lehner, Lehnert, Lenhart, Lenhard, Lenhardt, Leonardt and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lenhart research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1747, 1756, 1758, 1790, 1792, 1830, 1836, and 1889 are included under the topic Early Lenhart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lenhart were Friedrich Lienhard, who was a prominent Alcasian (Alemannic) poet. Dorette (1756-84) and Auguste (1758-86) Leonhart were sisters...

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lenhart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hans Lenhart, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johan Peter Lenhart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748
  • Johann Peter Lenhart came to Philadelphia in 1748
  • Christian Lenhart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
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  • Oscar L. Lenhart (1878-1949), American Republican politician, Postmaster at Hamburg, Pennsylvania, 1932 (acting, 1932)
  • Maurice M. Lenhart (1853-1927), American Republican politician, Postmaster at Hamburg, Pennsylvania, 1878-81
  • James A. Lenhart, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1904
  • Harry A. Lenhart, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Brooke County, 1928
  • Harriet Lenhart, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 14th District, 1992
  • Cindy Lenhart, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004
  • Julius Lenhart (1875-1962), American winner of two gold and one sliver Olympic medals for gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Games
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  • Plath (Platt), Lenhart (also Leonard) & Hankin by Marion Plath Peterson.
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    10. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
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