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Lienhart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lienhart family

The surname Lienhart was first found in Frankfurt, where the name could be considered to have made a great contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of modern Europe. The name is a Roman-German mixed compounded of Leo (lion) and "Hard," the mediaeval German word for "brave." St. Leonhardt was the patron saint of farmers and of horses. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, in which each group sought power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Lienhart family

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Lienhart Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Leonhardt, Leonhard, Leonhardi, Lennartz, Lehnhard, Lienhard (southern Germany), Lehner, Lehnert, Lenhart, Lenhard, Lenhardt, Leonardt and many more.

Early Notables of the Lienhart family (pre 1700)

Prominent figures of the time who bore the name Lienhart were Friedrich Lienhard, who was a prominent Alcasian (Alemannic) poet. Dorette (1756-84) and Auguste (1758-86) Leonhart were sisters...
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Migration of the Lienhart family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johann Caspar Leonhard, who came to England and/or America in 1709 with his wife and daughter, and Valentin Leonhardt, who came to Philadelphia in 1746. They were followed by Johann Adam Leonhardt in 1771 and Jacob Leonhart in 1741. Johan Jacob Leonhard arrived in Texas in 1846. Eva Catharina and Johan Lenhard came to New York State in 1710. Johann Peter Lenhart and Nicolaus Lenhardt came to Philadelphia in 1748.

Contemporary Notables of the name Lienhart (post 1700)

  • Adjutant Georges Frederic Lienhart (1886-1952), French World War I flying ace credited with five aerial victories

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