Last name origin & meaning:
French (Léopold), German, and Dutch: from a Germanic
personal name, Luitpold, composed of the elements liut
‘people’ + bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. The form of the first element
has been influenced by Leonard. The surname is also borne by
Ashkenazic Jews, in which case it is an adoption of the German
forename as a surname.
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