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Leonard Name Meaning

English and French (Léonard): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements leo ‘lion’ (a late addition to the vocabulary of Germanic name elements, taken from Latin) + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’, which was taken to England by the Normans. A saint of this name, who is supposed to have lived in the 6th century, but about whom nothing is known except for a largely fictional life dating from half a millennium later, was popular throughout Europe in the early Middle Ages and was regarded as the patron of peasants and horses. Irish (Fermanagh): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhionáin or of Langan. Americanized form of Italian Leonardo or cognate forms in other European languages.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Leonard Family Origin

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Leonard Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Leonard family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Leonard. The most common Leonard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Leonard's were Farmers.

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