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The Lechner Family Home Page

Updated January 14, 2001

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Intresting Facts About The Lechner's

1.How the old and distinguished Lechner family got its name,and what the Lechner name means.
The surname Lechner appears to be occupationalin orgin.My reaearch indicates that it can be associated with the Germans, meaning,"One who was a banker,pawnbroker or usurer;a feddal tentant or vassel."Although this intrpetion is the result of onomastic research,you may find other meanings for the Lechner family name.If you decide to do more extensive research on the Lechner name you may have some difficulty finding it with the exactwich you use today.It, in fact,may very well have been spelled differently a hundred years ago, or you may now of someone in your faimlies past that changed his name.The more research you do the more ways you will find to spell the Lechner name. Laguage changes, carelessness and a high degree of illiteracy compounded the number of ways a name might have been spelled. Often in the olden days when you came from a diferent country to Ellis Island the clerks spelled your name how it sounded, and not how it was supose to be spelled.

2.Spelling variations of the family name.
Knowing that different spellings of the same original surname are a common occurance, it is not surprising that dictionaries of surnames indicate probable spelling variationsof the Lechner surname to be Lehner, Lohner,Lerner and Lohner.Although bearers of the old and distinguished Lechner name comprise a small percentage of indivisduals living in the world today,there may be a large number of your direct relatives who are using one of the Lechner name variations. I have mentioned the most common sources from which surnames are derved and investigated the meaning of the Lechner family name.

3.Lechners in the world today.
Using a highly sophisticated network of computer resources in Europe, North America, Australasia and Africa, over160 million name and address records include electoral rolls,telephone and city directories, and numerous public surname lists.This unique and extensive research makes the following detailed satistical information possible.In addition to this statistical information, there is a complete listing of recorded Lechner households on the following pages.

4.Total Lechner households identified.
Austria 8,321
Germany 5,136
United States 1,474
Italy 339
France 266
Switzerland 131
Canada 114
Australia 68
Netherlands 56
Great Britian 18
New Zeland 9
South Africa 7
Spain 1

5.Further statistical information about Lechners.
My research about the Lechner houshold statistics and populations are summerized below.Undoubtly, having this information will help in locating Lechner namesakes and assist in your own Lechner research, as well as make for a greater undertanding of where Lechners are in the world today.

Country toal estimated Number of countries,
Lecner population states,terriotories,
or provinces where
Lechners reside

Austria 29,123 9
Germany 17,975 16
United States 4,541 51
Italy 1,052 21
France 930 43
Switzerland 458 21
Canada 352 6
Australia 209 6
Netherlands 168 9
Great Britain 63 8
New Zeland 29 2
South Africa 28 3
Spain 3 1

6.Lechner Family tree.(As far as I can trace back)

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