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The surname Leyba was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leiva, Leyva, Leifa, Lieva, Leyba and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leyba research. Another 415 words (30 lines of text) covering the year 1528 is included under the topic Early Leyba History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leyba Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edmond Leyba, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Elizabeth Leyba, aged 28, who settled in America, in 1893
  • A. Leyba, aged 32, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • Mrs. Ed. Leyba, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1895

Leyba Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rudolph M. Leyba, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Santo Domingo, in 1907
  • Andres Leyba, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Linares, Spain, in 1913
  • Felix V. Leyba, aged 37, who landed in America, in 1918
  • Juan Leyba, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Abel Leyba, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1920
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  • Steven Johnson Leyba (b. 1966), American artist, painter and author
  • Don Fernando de Leyba (1780-1778), Spanish officer and politician, the third governor of Upper Louisiana (1778 until his death)
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    Other References

    1. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    8. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    9. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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