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Spelling variations of this family name include: Leydon, Leidden, Leyden, Leidon, Lethen, Lethane and others.
First found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our ladan research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1335, 1517, 1526, 1546, 1679, and 1811 are included under the topic Early ladan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early ladan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the ladan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 226 words (16 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 or some of its variants were: Adam, James, Louis, Thomas and Walter Leyden who settled in Philadelphia in 1820; 1852; 1876; 1858; and 1820 respectively; C. H. and P. Leyden, all arrived in San Francisco in 1853.
The ladan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The ladan 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.
This page was last modified on 2 October 2003 at 15:58.