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Where did the Borderlands Leisner family come from? What is the Borderlands Leisner family crest and coat of arms? When did the Leisner family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Leisner family history?The Leisner surname is derived from the Old English word "laece" meaning "leech," and indicating "one who used leeches to let blood," that is, a blood-letter or physician.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Leechman, Leishman, Leeshman, Leischman, Leisman, Leachman, Leychman, Leighchman, Liechman, Leesman and many more.
First found in Stirlingshire where they held a family seat. The deep roots of the name appear to be in an area around Falkirk and there are many early recordings of the name although it is also recorded in Lanarkshire with the early spelling of Leechman was a sobriquet for a doctor. In fact, there is a claim on record of one Leechman who held many estates and who was Medicus Regis, the King's Leech, and, it is intimated, was the ancestor of the all the Leechmans. Oddly, in their later border relationships, the Leishmans became more oriented toward the clergy. William Leischman was prior of Fogo in 1465.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leisner research. Another 113 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1435, 1550, and 1644 are included under the topic Early Leisner History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Leisner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leisner 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: Industriae manus
Motto Translation: The gift of industry.
The Leisner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leisner 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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