Last name origins & meanings:
- English: (of Norman origin) nickname from Anglo-Norman French
leuet ‘wolf cub’ (see Low 3).
- English: habitational name from
any of the various places in Normandy called Livet. All are of
obscure, presumably Gaulish, etymology.
- English: from the Middle English
personal name Lefget, Old English Lēofgēat,
composed of the elements lēof ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + the tribal
name Gēat (see Jocelyn).
- English: possibly from an
unrecorded Middle English survival of the Old English female personal
name Lēofḡð, composed of the elements lēof
‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + ḡð ‘battle’.
- English: Early American Leavitts include John Leavitt, who was born 1608 in
England and married in Hingham, MA, in 1637. His descendants spread to
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