Leppard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Leppard family

The surname Leppard was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Leppard family

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Leppard Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leopard, Leppard, Lepart, Lepard and others.

Early Notables of the Leppard family (pre 1700)

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United States Leppard migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leppard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Leppard, aged 29, who arrived in Maine in 1812 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Leppard (post 1700) +

  • James Ernest Leppard Jr., American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Chesterfield County, 1951-58 [2]
  • James Ernest Leppard, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Chesterfield County, 1943-46 [2]
  • Edward McIver Leppard, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Chesterfield County, 1963-66 [2]
  • Ben Tillman Leppard, American Democrat politician, South Carolina Democratic State Chair, 1937; Member of South Carolina State Senate from Greenville County, 1937-40 [2]
  • Mrs. Ben T. Leppard, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1948 [2]
  • Tom Leppard (1936-2016), born Tom Wooldridge, British soldier considered by the Guinness World Records to be the world's most tattooed man
  • Raymond John Leppard (b. 1927), British musician, one of the foremost conductors of the twentieth century
  • David Leppard, British journalist and former editor of The Sunday Times investigative unit, the Insight team


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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