Leasure Family Genealogy Forum
From what I've picked up working with families in Allegany County, MD; Bedford County, PA; and several WVA counties, the Leasure/Laisure/Lazarre (just 3 of the samples)had extensive lines in this general area from the late 1700s on into the present day. Whether there is one common progenitor, I don't know.
The Allegany County, MD, lines are definitely connected to those in southern Bedford County, PA (Southampton, Mann, Monroe Twps). I ran across a couple of Lazarre/Leasure families in Wood County, VA (WVA)on the 1850 census, living near a George Snyder, who was originally from Bedford County. I'm trying to identify the maiden name of his wife Sarah, who may have been a Leasure, though my suspicion is that she was a Perrin (another western MD/Bedford County PA name with Huguenot roots).
Anyone with Leasure lines ID'd to this area should post queries on the Bedford PA and Allegany MD boards. I know that the Pioneer Library in Bedford PA has some family files for groups that spread across both counties. I personally don't have any Leasure data to share of any consequence.