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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Dutch

Meaning & History

Derived from Leeuwen, a former municipality consisting two villages named Beneden-Leeuwen and Boven-Leeuwen (now in the municipality of West Maas en Waal), in the Dutch province of Gelderland. The place name may have derived from Germanic hlaiw meaning "burial mound".
Added 12/2/2019 by General9696
Edited 1/1/2022 by General9696