In Germany (and in other countries) in the 19 and the 20 century was
the custom that a name was change to a German name with is beginning
with the same character . You asked if the name Leonora derived >from Leie,
Seie or Gittel. In my opinion I think that the name get out >from the name
that you have read as Leie that like on the name Lea. Seie is not a name
as I know. And the begin letter of Lea is a L and Leonora also so you
can said the Leie (Lea) is the source for Leonora Best regards
Ury Link, Amsterdam, Holland uryl@...