Origins Available: English
Lenord is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for Leonard.
In the religious naming tradition surnames were bestowed in honor of religious figures or church officials. In Europe, the Christian Church was one of the most powerful influences on the formation of given names. Personal names derived from the names of saints, apostles, biblical figures, and missionaries are widespread in most European countries. In the Middle Ages, they became increasingly popular because people believed that the souls of the deceased continued to be involved in this world. They named their children after saints in the hope that the child would be blessed or protected by the saint. In this case the surname Lenord was originally derived from the well-known saint, St. Leonard who was a popular both in England
and in France.
Early Origins of the Lenord family
The surname Lenord was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Lenord family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lenord research.Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1570, 1616, 1615, 1590, 1591, 1604, 1680, 1637, 1709, 1681, 1685, 1698, 1701, 1654, 1715, 1661, 1722 and 1600 are included under the topic Early Lenord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Lenord Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Lenord has undergone many spelling variations
, including Leonard, Leonards, Lennard and others.
Early Notables of the Lenord family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Henry Lennard, 12th Baron
Dacre (1570-1616), an English Baron
and politician; Sampson Lennard (died 1615), of Chevening in Kent
, an English Member of Parliament, High Sheriff
(1590-1591); Sir Stephen Lennard (c.
1604-1680), 1st Baronet
of West Wickham; and his son... Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lenord Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lenord family to Ireland
Some of the Lenord family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Lenord family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lenord were among those contributors:
Lenord Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Manuel Lenord, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)