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Leason is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name for the son of Levison, which was a form of Lewis. Baptismal names are forms of patronymic surnames, and derive from either the religious or the vernacular given name traditions. In this case, the surname Leason was originally derived from the given name of the father of the bearer.
The surname Leason was first found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Leason has been recorded under many different variations, including Leeson, Leason and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leason research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1379, and 1524 are included under the topic Early Leason History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Leason Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Leason family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leason Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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