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Early Origins of the Lerner family

The surname Lerner was first found in London 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 estates in that city.

Early History of the Lerner family

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Lerner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Delawny, Delauney, De Laune, De Lune, Delaune, Delorney, Dalorney, Deloney, Delony, De Lawny and many more.

Early Notables of the Lerner family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Paul Delaune (c.1584-c.1654), an English physician, Gresham Professor of Physic during the Interregnum, graduated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1608.) William Delaune (d. 1610), was a French divine and physician, was a native of France, where he became a Protestant minister. His son, Gideon Delaune or Delawne (1565?-1659), was an English apothecary, eldest son of William Delaune, a French Protestant pastor, was born at Rheims...
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Lerner Ranking

In the United States, the name Lerner is the 4,226th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

Ireland Migration of the Lerner family to Ireland

Some of the Lerner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Lerner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lerner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mattys Lerner, who arrived in New York in 1709 [2]
Lerner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Lerner, aged 50, who arrived in Delaware in 1803 [2]
  • Johann Adam Lerner, who landed in Kentucky in 1854 [2]
  • Anton Lerner, who arrived in Kentucky in 1867 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lerner (post 1700) +

  • Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986), American lyricist and librettist who won three Tony Awards, three Academy Awards and two Golden Globes
  • Abba P. Lerner (1903-1982), Russian-born American-British economist who developed the Lerner symmetry theorem and the Lerner Index
  • Michael C. Lerner (1941-2023), American Academy Award nominated actor, best known for his role as Jack Lipnick in Barton Fink (1991)
  • Theodore N. "Ted" Lerner (1925-2023), American real estate developer, and managing principal owner of the Washington Nationals baseball team, founder of the real estate company Lerner Enterprises, the largest private landowner in the Washington metropolitan area
  • Maximilian Lerner (1924-2022), Austrian-born, American spy, known for his work in the Military Intelligence Service during World War II, one of the so-called Ritchie Boys
  • Richard Alan Lerner (1938-2021), American research chemist, best known for his work on catalytic antibodies, President of The Scripps Research Institute, co-winner of the 1994/5 Wolf Prize
  • Murray Lerner (1926-1927), American Academy Award nominated documentary and experimental film director and producer
  • Benjamin S. Lerner (b. 1979), award-winning American poet, novelist, and critic
  • Alfred "Al" Lerner (1933-2002), American businessman and philanthropist
  • Larry Lerner, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 7th District, 1996 [3]
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  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from on Facebook