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Lewerenz Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Lewerenz Lewerentz Leverenz
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About the Project

This profile is part of the Lewerenz Name Study.

The Lewerenz Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Lewerenz name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Lewerenz name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Lewerenzes), by time period (18th Century Lewerenzes), or by topic ( Lewerenz DNA, Lewerenz Occupations, Lewerenz Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Lewerenz Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Dieter Lewerenz for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Lewerenz Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:

{{Member|ONS|name= Lewerenz}}


The purpose of the Lewerenz Name Study is to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

The main objectives are:

  • Find out how rare or common the Lewerenz surname is
  • Identify where the surname originated from

Name Origin and Meaning

The name probably comes from East Prussia; it means Prussian-Lithuanian "leveris" = the run-down, the neglected, the scribbler. But it could also be a nickname derived from Lorenz, Laurentius.[1][2][3] Since the name Lewerenz is most common in northern Germany, with a clear focus on Mecklenburg, where my ancestors also come from, I assume that at least for me the first meaning is the correct one.

Distribution of the name Lewerenz

(Status: January 20, 2021) Lewerenz is the 147,032nd most common name in the world and the 4,189th most common name in Germany.[4]

The highest concentration of the name Lewerenz is found in Germany in Mecklenburg, in the USA in Minnesota.[5][6]

Search Provider Lewerenz Lewerentz Leverenz Leverentz Leferenz
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Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

During my genealogical research I have found the following name variants so far (without Lorenz and Laurentius and their variants):

  • Lewerenz
  • Lewerentz
  • Lewerens
  • Leverenz
  • Leverentz
  • Leferenz
  • Leferentz

Notable people with the surname Lewerenz

  • Hans Lewerenz (1915 - 2006), German painter, graphic artist and sculptor
  • Heinz Lewerenz (1890 - 1939), German painter
  • Lars Lewerenz (* 1977), German label founder
  • Steven Lewerenz (* 1991), German soccer player[7]
  • Fritz Lewerentz (1878 - 1945), German politician (SPD)
  • Sigurd Lewerentz, (1885 - 1975), Swedish architect
  • Carsten Lewerentz (* 1959), German sculptor[8]
  • Amy Leverenz (* 1951), US-American singer (soprano)
  • Bernhard Leverenz (1909 - 1987), German politician (FDP)
  • Fritz Leverenz (* 1941), German author[9]
  • Heinz Leferenz (1913 - 2015), German criminologist
  • Philipp Leferenz (1888 - 1942), German entrepreneur [10]

Profile Categorization

As you encounter profiles with the surname Lewerenz or any of its variants, please add the Lewerenz Name Study Category to the ancestral profile.

To do this, copy and paste the following template into the profile. Please place it after the == Biography == at top of the biography section. This will categorize the profile as belonging to the name study.

{{One Name Study | name = Lewerenz }}



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