Leiman Family History
Leiman Name Meaning
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Leyman of uncertain origin. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Leye (English Leah) + man ‘husband of’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish leym ‘clay’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Leimann: habitational name for someone from Leine in Pomerania or a topographic name for someone who lived by either of two rivers called Leine near Hanover and in Saxony. Compare Lyman .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press