The ancestry of the name Leadley dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Leeds a well-known town in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. This place-name was aHabitation
name which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. Habitation
names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. In this case the surname Leadley denotes someone who came from Leeds.
Early Origins of the Leadley family
The surname Leadley was first found in Cambridgeshire
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 Leadley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leadley research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1573, 1656, 1621, 1622, 1632, 1712, 1624, 1704, 1699 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Leadley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leadley Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Leadley have been found, including Leeds, Lead, Leed, Leads and others.
Early Notables of the Leadley family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Edward Leeds (died 1590), an English clergyman from Benenden, Kent
, Rector of Croxton in 1573; Sir John Leedes (died 1656), an English landowner and politician, Member of Parliament for... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leadley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Leadley family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Leadley, or a variant listed above:
Leadley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Frederick H Leadley, aged 37, who arrived in Kansas in 1886 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Leadley (post 1700)
- Robert H. "Bob" Leadley (1858-1936), American Major League Baseball manager, administrator, and team owner in the late 1800s
- David Antony Terence "Tony" Leadley (b. 1928), English rower at the 1957 European Rowing Championships
Historic Events for the Leadley family
HMS Royal Oak
- Kenneth R.S. Leadley, British Lieutenant with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html