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Where did the Italian Leopold family come from? What is the Italian Leopold family crest and coat of arms? When did the Leopold family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Leopold family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lippi, Lipamano, Lipoldi, Lippa, Lippo, Leopoldi, Leopoldo and many more.

First found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leopold research. Another 213 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1457, 1504, 1606 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Leopold History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 61 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leopold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leopold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • George Adam Leopold, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Charles Leopold, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1771

Leopold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Eberhard Gottlieb Leopold, who arrived in Albany, NY in 1840
  • Karl Friedrich Leopold, who arrived in America in 1841
  • T Leopold, who arrived in Texas in 1844
  • Dorothea Leopold, who landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gerson Leopold, aged 28, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847


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  • Jordan Leopold (b. 1980), American professional ice hockey player
  • Aldo Leopold, American ecologist
  • Alexandre Césare Léopold (1838-1875), original name of Georges Bizet, French composer and pianist
  • Prince Bernhard Leopold (b. 1911), prince of the Netherlands


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  1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
  2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
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  5. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
  6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
  7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
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The Leopold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leopold 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.

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