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Leopard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Leopard family


The surname Leopard was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Leopard family


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Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Leopard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leopard Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Leopard are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Leopard include: Leppard, Leopard, Leppert, Leppart, Lippard, Lepper, Leopper, Leopart, Lippart, Lippard, Lippert, Lepard and many more.

Early Notables of the Leopard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Leopard family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Leopard or a variant listed above:

Leopard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Leopard, who arrived in North Carolina in 1763 [1]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)

Leopard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Leopard, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1864 [1]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)
  • John Leopard, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "The Queen" from London, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMX-M4Z : 6 December 2014), John Leopard, 01 May 1894; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name The Queen, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Leopard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alma M. Leopard, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "Campania" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5C-BMV : 6 December 2014), Alma M. Leopard, 26 Sep 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Leopard Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Leopard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • William Leopard, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Leopard Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Leopard, who was on record in Perth County in the census of Ontario of 1871

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMX-M4Z : 6 December 2014), John Leopard, 01 May 1894; citing departure port London, arrival port New York, ship name The Queen, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5C-BMV : 6 December 2014), Alma M. Leopard, 26 Sep 1908; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Campania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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