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Leachman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Leachman family


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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Leachman family


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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.

Early Notables of the Leachman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Leachman family to Ireland


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Migration of the Leachman family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leachman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Leachman, aged 22, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Leachman (post 1700)


  • W. H. Leachman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1944 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • R. Leachman, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, 1866-69 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Neth Leachman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1944 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Drew Leachman (b. 1989), American minor league baseball outfielder
  • 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

The Leachman 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


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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