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Origin of the name LEOFWINE.
Etymology of the name LEOFWINE.
Meaning of the baby name LEOFWINE.


LEOFWINE.  Anglo-Saxon name meaning "beloved friend," from Old English leof "dear, valued," and wine "friend."  It is the same as German Lebwin (q.v.).

... England had Leofwine, beloved friend, the only native name borne by any of the sons of Earl Godwin.  An earlier Leofwine was a member of St. Boniface's mission, and converted many of the heathens on the banks of the Weser;... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).

... In 1017 Canute ordered the execution not only of Edwy, of the seed royal, and of Edric the traitor, but of "Northman, son of Leofwine the ealdorman, and Ethelweard, son of Ethelmaer the Fat, and Brihtric, son of Elfheah in Devonshire". (The History of England from the Earliest Times to the Norman Conquest, Hunt-Poole, v.1, 1906)


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