Leaf Family History
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Leaf Name Meaning
English: from the Old English personal names Leofa (masculine) and Leofe (feminine) ‘dear’, ‘beloved’. These names were in part short forms of various compound names with this first element, in part independent affectionate bynames. English: apparently a topographic name for someone who lived in a densely foliated area, from Middle English leaf ‘leaf’; a certain Robert Intheleaves is recorded in London in the 14th century. Americanized form of Swedish Lö(ö)f, Löv, an ornamental name from löv ‘leaf’. English translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish ornamental surname Blatt.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press