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Origin and popularity of the name LEITNER


Leitner : 1: German (Bavaria Austria) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived by a mountain spur or on a slope of a mountain from Middle High German līte ‘mountain slope spur’ + the suffix -(n)er denoting an inhabitant.2: Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish leytn ‘to solder’ + the agent suffix -ner (see Leitman).

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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