The Leininger Surname Project
Most Leiningers in Europe and U.S.A. appear to be descended from two ancestral groups:1) Philipp Leininger, fl. 1600, Lichtenberg, Bas-Rhin, France; probable grandsons (cousins) Philipp Jacob Leininger, 1627, and Johann Jacob Leininger, 1638, moved to Mietesheim 1679-80; other descendants in Bas-Rhin and nearby Germany; numerous desc. in U.S.A. over two centuries. Another group as yet unconnected, early 1600s in Wolfisheim, Bas-Rhin.2) Leininger around 1600, Reutlingen, Wuertemberg, Germany. Descendant Sebastian Leininger came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1748 with grown/young children; killed in 1755 in Indian massacre, leaving descendants of dau. and 2 youngest sons.
Other surnames in Project
Leighninger, Leininger, Lininger
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