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Leonard family page

This name can be traced back to the 16th century in Jersey


Lionel Frederick Leonard, better known as playwright Freddy Lonsdale

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Mary Parkinson, nee Leonard

Origins of surname

This surname is probably derived from the Germanic personal name Leonhard, leon meaning 'lion' and hard meaning 'brave' or 'hardy'. It is a name which is found in both the British Isles and France.

Early records

The name was present in Jersey as early as 1549, and the original family was probably of French origin, although there were undoubtedly later immigrants from England. The early family appears to have died out in the 17th century and there is a gap in baptisms for the name from 1629 to 1791.


  • Leonard, 1527
  • Lennard
  • Lienard, 1461-78
  • Lieonard 1617
  • Lyonard 1528

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Leonard family members who served in World War 1

Two sons of Alexandre and Ada Maria of St Ouen

  • Clarence Alexander Leonard (1896- ) (St O) Private, East Surrey Regiment
  • Edward Stanley Leonard (1898- ) (St O) Private, Dorsetshire Regiment

Notable family members

Family gravestones

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