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Where did the Scottish Leck family come from? What is the Scottish Leck family crest and coat of arms? When did the Leck family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Leck family history?The roots of the name Leck are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Leck was originally found at Leckie in the county of Stirlingshire. The place name is derived from the Gaelic leac, or "flagstone," and the suffix -ach, which means "place."
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names. Leck has appeared as Leckie, Leck, Leckey, Lecky, Lackey, Lackie, Lachey, Lakey and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leck research. Another 215 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1406, 1380, 1784 and 1537 are included under the topic Early Leck History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Leck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan societies in North America. Among them:
Leck Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtutis praemium
Motto Translation: Virtues reward
The Leck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leck Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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