Origin of the name LEOFRIC.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name LEOFRIC.
name meaning "dear ruler," from Old English leof "dear, valued,"
and rice "mighty, powerful, rich, wealthy." (A Handy Poetical Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, Baskervill,
... On such occasions the monks
were eager to relieve the wants of their countrymen; and whoever is
conversant with their writers, must have remarked the satisfaction with
which they recount the charitable exertions of their most celebrated
abbots. Among these, a distinguished place is due to Leofric,
the tenth abbot of St. Alban's... (The History and Antiquities of the
Anglo-Saxon Church, Lingard, 1858)