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The Leno family name was first used by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. It is a name for someone who lived in the old lands of Leny, which were in the parish of Callander in Perth. The surname Leno belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Leno Early Origins



The surname Leno was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Leno Spelling Variations


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Leno Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Leno has been spelled Lennie, Leny, Lenay, Lenny and others.

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Leno Early History


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Leno Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leno research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1257, 1270, 1408 and 1550 are included under the topic Early Leno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leno Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leno Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Leno 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 cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Leno: James and Patrick Lenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1845; James Lenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1871.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leno (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leno (post 1700)



  • Mark Leno, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2004
  • James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno (b. 1950), American stand-up comedian and television host
  • James Douglas Muir Leno (b. 1950), known as "Jay Leno", Emmy Award-winning American comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992
  • Dan Leno (1860-1904), English music hall comedian

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Leno Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leno 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 14:59.

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