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Leadbetter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The saga of the name Leadbetter follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a worker in lead. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words lead and beatere, meaning literally "he who beats lead." Metallurgy was not an advanced art in the Middle Ages; the metal in modern cutlery is far harder and has more resiliency than that in the best sword in medieval times. It was a common sight during a battle in the early Middle Ages to see a soldier hit someone with a sword, then put it on the ground and step on it to straighten out the bend it had just acquired. Lead was a popular metal to work with thanks to its malleability, making it easy to work. Of course, its toxic properties were not known; in fact, its sweet taste led to its use in antiquity as a condiment in some places, though usually not for long. Lead was commonly found in jewelry as a metal mixed with gold, and in pewter, an amalgam of lead and tin, used for drinking cups and cutlery. This made the occupation of leadbeater an important one in the Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Leadbetter family


The surname Leadbetter was first found in Durham 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.

Early History of the Leadbetter family


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Leadbetter Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Leadbetter were recorded, including Leadbetter, Leadbater, Leadbeater, Leadbeter, Leadbetter, Leadbitter and many more.

Early Notables of the Leadbetter family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Leadbetter family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leadbetter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Leadbetter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865

Contemporary Notables of the name Leadbetter (post 1700)


  • Wallace R. Leadbetter, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 16th District, 1880-81 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John S. Leadbetter, American politician, Mayor of Marquette, Michigan, 1994, 2002 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel Parkhurst Leadbetter (1797-1870), American politician, Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1837-41; Delegate to Ohio State Constitutional Convention from Holmes County, 1850-51 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Archie Leadbetter, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 13th District, 1950 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel Parkhurst Leadbetter (1797-1870), American state senator in Ohio
  • Phil Leadbetter (b. 1962), one of the American leading players of the resonator guitar
  • Danville Leadbetter (1811-1866), career U.S. Army officer
  • Mike Leadbetter (1946-2009), English rugby union international
  • David Leadbetter (b. 1952), English leading golf instructor
  • David "Dave" Leadbetter (1934-2006), figure in Scottish politics
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Leadbetter family



HMS Cornwall

  • Ronald Edward Leadbetter (d. 1942), British Engine Room Artificer 5th Class aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A

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Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Force Z Survivors Crew List HMS Cornwall (Retrieved 2018, February 13th) - Retrieved from https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listcornwallcrew.html#A

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