Leite Family History
Leite Name Meaning
Portuguese: nickname from leite ‘milk’ (from Late Latin lacte) probably denoting someone with a particularly pale complexion. German: from the female personal name Aleit(e) a short form of an ancient Germanic name Adelheid formed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + heid ‘kind sort (human) being’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in western Norway named Leite or Leitet from Old Norse leiti ‘hill elevation’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022