Leandro Family History
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Leandro Name Meaning
Italian and Spanish: from the personal name Leandro, Greek Leandros, which is composed of the elements leon ‘lion’ + aner (genitive andros) ‘man’. In Greek legend, Leander is the name of a hero who swam across the Hellespont every night to visit his beloved, Hero, and back again in the morning, but was eventually drowned during a violent storm. In Christian times, the name was borne by a 6th-century saint, who was a leading ecclesiastical figure of his day, a friend of Gregory the Great, and became archbishop of Seville. Leandros is also found as a Greek family name.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press