Leitner Family History
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Leitner Name Meaning
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 lite ‘mountain slope’, ‘spur’ + the suffix -(n)er, denoting an inhabitant. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish leytn ‘to solder’ + the agent suffix -ner (see Leitman).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press