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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 name Leuvelin.

Leuvelin Early Origins



The surname Leuvelin was first found in Wurtemberg, and later in Switzerland, where the Lauffer spelling was most common.

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Leuvelin Spelling Variations


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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.

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Leuvelin Early History


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Leuvelin Early History



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.

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Leuvelin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leuvelin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Leuvelin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leuvelin 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 2 October 2003 at 16:00.

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