Leonhardt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Leonhardt family

The surname Leonhardt 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.

Important Dates for the Leonhardt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leonhardt 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 Leonhardt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leonhardt 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 Leonhardt family (pre 1700)

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

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leonhardt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Valentin Leonhardt, who settled in Philadelphia in 1746
  • Valentin Leonhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]
  • Johann Adam Leonhardt, who settled in Philadelphia in 1771
  • Johann Adam Leonhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771 [1]
  • Johann Georg Leonhardt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]
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Leonhardt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Johann Ehrenfried Leonhardt, aged 41, who arrived in Missouri in 1840 [1]
  • William Leonhardt, aged 21, who landed in Missouri in 1846 [1]
  • Jacob Leonhardt, aged 25, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Jean Leonhardt, aged 24, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • W L Leonhardt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
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Leonhardt migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leonhardt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Anna Leonhardt, aged 10, who arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Cathrina Leonhardt, aged 4, who arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Heinr Leonhardt, aged 19, who arrived in Quebec in 1893
  • Heinr Leonhardt, aged 39, who landed in Quebec in 1893
  • Marga Leonhardt, aged 7, who arrived in Quebec in 1893
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Leonhardt migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Leonhardt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Otto Leonhardt, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Pauline" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Leonhardt (post 1700)

  • David Leonhardt (b. 1973), American business journalist who was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
  • William Stroup Leonhardt (b. 1916), American business executive, president of the U.S. Rubber Co
  • Kent Leonhardt, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia commissioner of agriculture, 2012 [3]
  • John W. Leonhardt, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Oregon superintendent of public instruction, 1938 [3]
  • Fred Leonhardt, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 2008 [3]
  • Alexander F. Leonhardt, American Republican politician, Postmaster at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1911-14; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 [3]
  • Paul Saladin Leonhardt (1877-1934), Polish-born, German chess master
  • Fritz Leonhardt (1909-1999), German structural engineer who made major contributions in the development of cable-stayed bridges
  • Rudolph Walter Leonhardt (b. 1921), German journalist and Deputy Editor-in-chief of the Hamburg newspaper "Die Zeit" from 1974 on
  • Robert Leonhardt (1877-1923), Austrian-born, operatic baritone, known for his many appearances at the New York Metropolitan Opera between 1913 and 1922
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Historic Events for the Leonhardt family

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  • Karl Leonhardt (1919-1941), German Maschinenmaat who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]

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Citations

  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PAULINE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Pauline.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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