Leavitt Family History
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Leavitt Name Meaning
(of Norman origin) nickname from Anglo-Norman French leuet ‘wolf cub’ (see Low 3). habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy called Livet. All are of obscure, presumably Gaulish, etymology. from the Middle English personal name Lefget, Old English Leofgeat, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + the tribal name Geat (see Jocelyn). possibly from an unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English female personal name Leofg¯ð, composed of the elements leof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + g¯ð ‘battle’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press