Lenhart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lenhart family

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.

Early History of the Lenhart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lenhart research. Another 162 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.

Lenhart Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Lenhart family (pre 1700)

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...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lenhart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lenhart migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Johan Peter Lenhart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • Johann Peter Lenhart, who settled in Philadelphia in 1748
  • Christian Lenhart, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lenhart (post 1700) +

  • Julius Lenhart (1875-1962), American winner of two gold and one sliver Olympic medals for gymnastics at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Oscar L. Lenhart (1878-1949), American Republican politician, Postmaster at Hamburg, Pennsylvania, 1932 (acting, 1932) [2]
  • Maurice M. Lenhart (1853-1927), American Republican politician, Postmaster at Hamburg, Pennsylvania, 1878-81 [2]
  • James A. Lenhart, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1904 [2]
  • Harry A. Lenhart, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Brooke County, 1928 [2]
  • Harriet Lenhart, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 14th District, 1992 [2]
  • Cindy Lenhart, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004 [2]


Suggested Readings for the name Lenhart +

  • 4284 Plath (Platt), Lenhart (also Leonard) & Hankin by Marion Plath Peterson.

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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