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The Leachman 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.

Leachman Early Origins



The surname Leachman was 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.

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Leachman Spelling Variations


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Leachman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leechman, Leishman, Leeshman, Leischman, Leisman, Leachman, Leychman, Leighchman, Liechman, Leesman and many more.

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Leachman Early History


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Leachman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leachman research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1435, 1550, and 1644 are included under the topic Early Leachman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leachman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leachman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Leachman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leachman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Leachman, aged 22, arrived in St Christopher in 1635

Leachman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Leachman, aged 30, who settled in America from Hereford, in 1903
  • child Leachman, aged 0, who emigrated to the United States from Hereford, in 1903
  • Lewis Leachman, aged 0, who landed in America from Hereford, in 1903
  • Edward Claude Leachman, aged 34, who landed in America from London, in 1905
  • Charles S. Leachman, aged 21, who settled in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leachman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Charles Leachman, aged 26, who landed in Cochrane, Canada, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leachman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leachman (post 1700)



  • Drew Leachman (b. 1989), American minor league baseball outfielder
  • W. H. Leachman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1944
  • R. Leachman, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1866-69
  • Neth Leachman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944
  • Cloris Leachman (b. 1926), American actress of stage, film and television, winner of eight prime time Emmy Awards, more than any other female performer
  • Brevet Lieut.-Colonel Gerard Evelyn Leachman CIE, DSO (1880-1920), British soldier and intelligence officer who traveled extensively in Arabia
  • John Leachman (b. 1795), English Church Architect

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Motto


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Motto



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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Leachman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leachman 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 13 November 2016 at 21:49.

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