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The German state of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Leppert family. Nickname surnames, such as Leppert, were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The family name Leppert is a name for a person who is considered holy or intelligent. It stems from a Old German word "Liutberht," meaning "most brilliant or holy, of the people." The endings "-bert," "-bricht," "-pert," "-ke" and "-brecht" are interchangeable in medieval names, depending on the region.

Leppert Early Origins



The surname Leppert was first found in Bavaria, where the ancestors of the bearers of this family name lived from ancient times. The name derives from the older Leiprecht and Leuprecht, which themselves derived from the Old-German word "Liutberht," meaning "shining" or "holy" people. St. Luitpert was a patron saint of farmers in Swabia. The German name endings "-bert," "-bricht," "-pert," "-ke" and "-brecht" were interchangeable in mediaeval names, depending on the region. The first recorded mention found was of Hans Lueprecht of Leutkirch in 1345.

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Leppert Spelling Variations


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Leppert Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Leppert include Lippert, Lipert, Lipard, Lippard, Lipperts, Liperts, Leuprecht, Leiprecht, Leibert, Leubert, Lueprecht, Lueprecht, Luprecht, Leubrecht, Leibrecht, Luebrecht, Lubrecht, Lubricht, Lubert and many more.

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Leppert Early History


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Leppert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leppert research. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1706 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Leppert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leppert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leppert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leppert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Leppert or a variant listed above:

Leppert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Leppert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753

Leppert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Leppert, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leppert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leppert (post 1700)



  • Don Eugene Leppert (b. 1930), American former professional baseball second baseman, nicknamed "Tiger", he played in 1955 for the Baltimore Orioles
  • Tammy Lynn Leppert (b. 1965), American former child and teen model, actress and beauty queen who has been missing since July 6, 1983
  • Tom Leppert (b. 1954), American Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan, In c., one of the world's largest education providers
  • Donald George Leppert (b. 1931), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1961 to 1964 and coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1968-1976), Toronto Blue Jays (1977-1979) and Houston Astros (1980-1985)
  • Ann Leppert (1912-1998), original name of Alice Faye, American Academy Award winning actress and singer
  • Tom Leppert, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Texas, 2012
  • Helen R. Leppert, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972

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    Other References

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    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
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    The Leppert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leppert 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.

    This page was last modified on 3 November 2015 at 11:00.

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