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Leonhard Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Leonhard composed of the elements leo ‘lion’ + hard ‘hardy brave strong’. Compare Lainhart .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Leonhart, Lenhard, Leonhardt, Lenhart, Lenhardt, Bernhard, Lenard

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Where is the Leonhard family from?

You can see how Leonhard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Leonhard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Leonhard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Leonhard families living in Lancashire. This was about 75% of all the recorded Leonhard's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Leonhard families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Leonhard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Leonhard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Leonhard. 23% of Leonhard men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Leonhard women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Leonhard were Painter and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Leonhard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Leonhard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Leonhard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Leonhard. For the veterans among your Leonhard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Leonhard lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Leonhard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Leonhard in 1958 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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