Leopard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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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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In the United States, the name Leopard is the 17,264th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Leopard migration to the United States +
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 
Leopard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Leopard, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1864 
- John Leopard, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "The Queen" from London, England 
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 
Leopard migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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
Leopard migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Leopard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Historic Events for the Leopard family +
- Mr. Curtis J. Leopard, American Boatswain's Mate First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking 
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ "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.).
- ^ "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.).
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 14th July 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/atlas
- ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html