Origins Available: German, Italian
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 name Leuvelin.
Early Origins of the Leuvelin family
Switzerland, where the Lauffer spelling was most common.
Early History of the Leuvelin family
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Leuvelin Spelling Variations
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)
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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.
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