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Family coat of arms of Otto Hupp in the Munich calendar, 1934

Lehndorff is the name of an old East Prussian noble family .


The genus appears for the first time in 1236 as a branch of the stango appearing in Pomerania . It was initially called "Maul", then after the homonymous estate near Rhaden Legendorf or Logendorf (Mgkowo in Polish), which is why it was also called Mgkowski and Legendorf-Mgkowski. Paul von Legendorf , Bishop of Warmia, is said to come from this time . In the 15th or 16th century the family was enfeoffed with the Steinort wilderness. Later the name changed to Lehendorf and then to Lehndorff. The family was elevated to the rank of imperial count in 1687 .

The first Lehndorff gentlemen on Steinort included a governor from Preussisch Eylau and an governor from Oletzko . The oak avenues in Steinorter Park, which are now almost 400 years old, are said to go back to Meinhard von Lehndorff (1590–1639), Lieutenant Colonel and District Administrator von Rastenburg , and the builder of the Baroque palace , Eleonore von Dönhoff . An oak tree should have been planted every time a child was born in the family.

coat of arms

Three coats of arms of those von Lehndorff at Siebmacher

The family coat of arms shows in silver an uprooted, black-winged red tree trunk, stubbed three times on the right and twice on the left. (originally "Ostrzew") The shield image on the helmet with red and silver covers .

Known family members



Web links

Commons : Lehndorff  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Woelki, Monum. histor. Warm., Mainz 1860
  2. ^ Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Adelslexikon. Volume VII, 1989.