Leclere Family History
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Leclere Name Meaning
French (Leclère): metronymic from a female personal name from the dialect word clère ‘clear’ (modern French clair(e)), with the definite article le, which was feminine in the old Picard dialect. The surname may also be derived from a place in Seine-Maritime called Clère, which comes from the name of a river which rises there, La Clères ‘clear river’. North American spelling variant of Leclair or Leclerc.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press