Leaf Family History
Leaf Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English lef leff lief life ‘beloved’ (Old English lēof ‘beloved; dear one sweetheart’). English: occasionally perhaps from a Middle English personal name Lef. This could represent either Old Norse Leifr (see Leif ) or Old English Lēof which though unrecorded is a very probable short form of Old English names such as Lēofrīc Lēofwine. Compare Leif Americanized form of Swedish Lööf Löf or Löv: ornamental name from löv ‘leaf’. Compare Leif Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish and German Blatt French Canadian Bellefeuille .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press