Leavitt (surname)


Leavitt (surname)

Leavitt is a surname, and may refer to:

*Reverend Ashley Day Leavitt (1877- ), Yale graduate, Congregational minister, Harvard Congregational Church, Brookline, Massachusetts
*B. H. Leavitt, pioneer rancher born in Clinton, Maine, settler of Leavitt, California
*Caroline Leavitt (b. 1952), Quincy, Massachusetts, American writer
*Ciarán Llachlan Leavitt (b. 1969), Canadian writer
*Daniel Leavitt, American inventor, firearm manufacturer, Wesson & Leavitt, Massachusetts Arms Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts
*David Leavitt (banker), New York City, Great Barrington, Massachusetts; banker, president of American Exchange Bank of New York, representative of bondholders of Illinois and Michigan Canal; art collector; Chicago's Leavitt Street named for him
*David Leavitt, American writer
*David O. Leavitt, (b. 1963), lawyer, prosecutor, Congressional candidate, international businessman, Salt Lake City, Utah
*David I. Leavitt, American journalist
*Dudley Leavitt (publisher), (1772-1851), pubiisher, "Leavitt's Farmers Almanack and Miscellaneous Yearbook", Meredith, New Hampshire
*Reverend Dudley Leavitt (minister) minister, Tabernacle Church (formerly First Church), Salem, Massachusetts, Salem's Leavitt Street named for this early minister
*Dudley Leavitt, early Mormon patriarch
*Elisha Leavitt, owner of Grape Island, Lovells Island, Boston Harbor, infamous Tory in the Revolutionary War, Hingham, Massachusetts
*Emily Wilder Leavitt, early member, New England Historic Genealogical Society, historian, genealogical writer, Boston, Massachusetts
*Erasmus Darwin Leavitt, Jr. (1836-1916), mechanical engineer, Cambridge, Massachusetts
*Frank Simmons Leavitt, professional name Man Mountain Dean (1891-1953), American wrestler
*George Ayres Leavitt (1822-1888) publisher, b. Haverhill, Massachusetts, son of Jonathan Leavitt, founder and proprietor, Leavitt & Allen, publishers, New York City
*Col. Gilman Leavitt (1760-1842), merchant, Porstmouth and Exeter, New Hampshire, often trading with Gilman family relations
*Hart Leavitt (1808-1881), American abolitionist, operator of Underground Railroad station, Charlemont, Massachusetts
*Hart Day Leavitt (1909- ) , author, Yale University graduate, longtime English teacher, Phillips Andover Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
*Hazen Leavitt, New Hampshire native, first settler of Leavitt Township, Michigan 1864
*Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868-1921), American astronomer, Cambridge, Massachusetts
*Hiram Leavitt, early settler, innkeeper, judge, Mono County, California, namesake of Leavitt Peak, Leavitt Meadow and Leavitt Lake, eastern Sierra Nevada
*Humphrey Howe Leavitt (1796-1873), American Congressman, U.S. District Court Judge, Ohio, b. Suffield, Connecticut
*Jim Leavitt, University of South Florida football coach
*John Leavitt (1608-1691), founding deacon, Old Ship Church, Hingham, Massachusetts, sergeant and Massachusetts selectman, Hingham's Leavitt Street named for him, ancestor of disparate Americans including Sandra Day O'Connor, Richard Morris Hunt and Stephen King
*John Leavitt (Ohio settler), early Ohio settler in the Western Reserve from Connecticut, Warren, Ohio, Leavittsburg, Ohio
*John Brooks Leavitt (1849-1930), lawyer, prosecutor, member of "Good Government" movement, New York City
*John Hooker Leavitt (1831-1906), banker, state senator, b. Heath, Massachusetts, founder, Leavitt and Johnson National Bank, Waterloo, Iowa
*John McDowell Leavitt (1824-1909), LL.D., Episcopal clergyman, author, professor, president, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
*John Wheeler Leavitt, prominent New York City businessman, born in Suffield, Connecticut, grandfather of American painter Cecilia Beaux
*John Leavitt (b.1956), composer, conductor, teacher, church musician from Wichita, Kansas
*Jonathan Leavitt, (1764-1830), judge, state senator, banker, Greenfield, Massachusetts
*Jonathan Leavitt (publisher), publisher, b. Andover, Massachusetts, founder, publisher, Leavitt & Trow, New York City, died 1851
*Rev. Joshua Leavitt, (1794-1873), abolitionist, editor of "The Emancipator", born Heath, Massachusetts
*Judith Walzer Leavitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of history of medicine.
*L. Brooks Leavitt (1878-1941), investment banker, rare book collector, overseer of Bowdoin College, New York City and Wilton, Maine
*Laurence G. Leavitt (1903-2000), longtime headmaster, Vermont Academy, Saxtons River, Vermont
*Michael O. Leavitt (b. 1951), American politician, former Governor of Utah, currently Secretary, Health and Human Services
*Moses Leavitt (1650-1730), surveyor, Selectman, Deputy, Moderator of the General Court, Exeter, New Hampshire
*Raphy Leavitt (b. 1948), Puerto Rican composer
*Robert Greenleaf Leavitt (1865-1942), born Parsonsfield, Maine, Harvard-educated botanist, teacher, Ames Botanical Laboratory, Massachusets
*Robert Keith Leavitt (1895-1867 ), Harvard-educated son of Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, writer
*Robert Leavitt, American Olympic athlete
*Roger Hooker Leavitt (1805-1855), American abolitionist, operator of Underground Railroad station, Charlemont, Massachusetts
*Ron Leavitt, writer for "Married... with Children"
*Lieut. Samuel Leavitt (1641-1707), early settler, delegate, Exeter, New Hampshire
*Sturgis Elleno Leavitt (1888-1976), graduate, Bowdoin College, Harvard, author, renowned Professor of Spanish, University of North Carolina
*Thaddeus Leavitt (1750-1826), merchant, inventor, patentee of the Western Reserve lands in Ohio, Suffield, Connecticut
*Thomas Leavitt (ca.1615-1696), farmer, early English settler of New Hampshire
*Thomas Leavitt (1795-1850), president of Bank of New Brunswick, businessman, diplomat, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
*Thomas Leavitt (inventor), inventor, first Machine postmark cancelling machines, 1875, Boston, Massachusetts
*Thomas Rowell Leavitt, polygamist Mormon settler of Alberta, Canada, founder of Leavitt, Alberta, Canada
*Thomas W. Leavitt (museum director), director, Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, Massachusetts

ee also

*Levett


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