Origins Available: German
The Leuvelin name is generally thought to have evolved from a place name to a surname. There was a Lauffen in Wurtemberg, as well as places called Laufen and Lauf in other parts of the Holy Roman Empire
. Versions of the name that evolve from the word "läufer," which meant "runner," are thought to have originally been an occupational
name for a messenger. There is also a Jewish Ashkenazic
Early Origins of the Leuvelin family
The surname Leuvelin was first found in Wurtemberg, and later in Switzerland
, where the Lauffer spelling was most common.
Early History of the Leuvelin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leuvelin research.Another 214 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leuvelin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leuvelin Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lorfing, Laurfing, Lauerfingen, Leurvin, Laufer, Lauffer, Lauffen, Leuvelin, Leuven, Leirven and many more.
Early Notables of the Leuvelin family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Leuvelin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Leuvelin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Conrad Lauffer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749; Carl Ludwig Lauffer, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819; John Leiven, who arrived in Ohio in 1842.