My Great Grandparents were John George and Catherine Leveline.
Census records have them coming from Bavaria in 1835 or 1836, first to New York and then to Hamilton, Ohio. I can not locate them on any passenger lists.
I have never run across anyone else with this surname that was not a descendant of theirs. I think the name was changed somehow when they arrived in the US.
I do know that some people with this name came from France and went to the UK in the early 1800's..
Would anyone have suggestions as to what the surname in Germany or France might have been?
The name was pronounced as Leave Line.
Any help will be most appreciated.