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The prestigious surname Leser comes from the region of Provence, in France. The surname Leser is of local origin, and is therefore a type of hereditary surname. Local surnames are derived either from an already existing place-name or from a local feature of the geography.

Leser Early Origins



The surname Leser was first found in Provence, where this distinguished family held a family seat from ancient times.

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Leser Spelling Variations


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Leser Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lessard, Lessart, Lessar, Lessarde, Lesart, Lesard, Lesser, Lesseir, Leser, Lezer, Lesarde, Lesar, Lezard, Lezzard, Lezart, Lezar, Lezarde, Lisart, Lizart, Sarde, Sardo and many more.

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Leser Early History


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Leser Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leser research. Another 395 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1384, 1406, 1552, 1554, 1574, 1614, 1620, 1622, 1645, 1665, 1728, and 1731 are included under the topic Early Leser History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leser Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leser Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the names at this time was Hubert Le Sueur (c.1580-1658), a French sculptor with the contemporaneous reputation of having trained in Giambologna's Florentine workshop; Balthazard Sarde, Chief Auditor in the Audit Office in 1622; Jean Le...

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leser 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leser Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Leser who settled in Philadelphia in 1733
  • Jacob Leser came to Philadelphia in 1733

Leser Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Marie Leser, aged 32, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • C J Leser, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Josephine Leser, aged 29, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Michel Leser, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Caspar Leser came to Texas in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leser (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leser (post 1700)



  • Oscar Leser (b. 1870), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1938
  • Tina Leser (b. 1910), American influential fashion designer, and owner of Tina Leser Intnl., in New York City since 1966

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. 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).
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. 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. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Leser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leser 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 11:03.

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