Leuprecht History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Leuprecht surname appears to be Würtemburg, where the name has been found since ancient times. The name derives from "Liutbrand" from "liut," meaning "people," and "brand," which was a flaming sword. The name first became well known through Liutbrand, King of the Lombards (712-744).

Early Origins of the Leuprecht family

The surname Leuprecht was first found in Würtemburg, where the ancestors of the bearers of this family name lived from ancient times. There is early record of a bishop of Cremona, known as "Lütbrand" in Villingen in 1439. He was a chronicler of his times.

Early History of the Leuprecht family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leuprecht research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1706 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Leuprecht History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leuprecht 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 Leuprecht include Leiprecht, Leibbrand, Leipprand, Leibfahrt, Leibrandt, Leibrant, Leibrand, Liebrandt, Liebrant, Liebrand, Leibert, Leibrant, Leiprant, Leubert, Lueprecht, Lueprecht, Luprecht, Leubrecht, Leibrecht, Luebrecht, Lubrecht and many more.

Early Notables of the Leuprecht family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Leuprecht family

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Leuprechts to arrive in North America, and among them were: John Andrew Leibrandt, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1809; Friedrich Leibbrand, who left Wuerttemberg for North America in 1817; Anna Elisabeth Leibbrand, who settled in North America in 1817.

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