Leite Family History
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Leite Name Meaning
Portuguese: nickname from leite ‘milk’ (Late Latin lacte), probably denoting someone with a particularly pale complexion. German and Dutch: from the female personal name Aleit(e), a short form of a Germanic name, Adelheid, formed of the elements adal ‘noble’ + heid ‘kind’, ‘sort’, ‘(human) being’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in western Norway named Leite or Leitet, from Old Norse leiti ‘hill’, ‘elevation’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press