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Leak is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in one of the places that was called Leake.

Leak Early Origins



The surname Leak was first found in either Lincolnshire, Yorkshire or Nottinghamshire which all have parishes names Leake. For some of the first listings of the family, we must look to Lincolnshire where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following: John de Lek; Roger de Leke; and Teobald de Lek as all living in that shire at that time. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Willie's Lyke-Wake is a Child Ballad, one of 305 traditional ballads from England and Scotland, and their American variants listed in the 1904 Houghton Mifflin edition. Lyke-Wake Dirge is a traditional English song that is thought to have originated in the Yorkshire area.

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Leak Spelling Variations


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Leak Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Leak has been recorded under many different variations, including Leake, Leak, Leek, Leeke, Leyke and others.

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Leak Early History


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Leak Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leak research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1334, 1581, 1655, 1627, 1679, 1660, 1633, 1681, 1656, 1720, 1710, 1712, 1708 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Leak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leak Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leak Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Francis Leke, 1st Earl of Scarsdale (1581-1655) fought for the Royalist cause in the English Civil War; Sir Francis Leke, 1st Baronet (1627-1679), an English soldier, administrator and Member of Parliament, High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire for 1660; William Leake, the father (died...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leak Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leak In Ireland


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Leak In Ireland



Some of the Leak family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Leak or a variant listed above:

Leak Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Augustine Leak, who came to Virginia in 1623
  • Winifred Leak, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Winifred Leak, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Augustine Leak, who landed in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • John Leak, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leak Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarni Leak, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • William Leak, who arrived in Maryland in 1727

Leak Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Leak, who landed in Arkansas in 1856
  • Win Leak, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1868
  • Aaron Leak, aged 11, landed in New York in 1868
  • Emma Leak, aged 17, landed in New York in 1868
  • Frank Leak, aged 4, arrived in New York in 1868
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leak Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Leak, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Thomas Leak, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1752

Leak Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Leak, aged 46, a sailor, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Charles Leak, aged 18, a joiner, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Martha Leak, aged 14, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Daniel Leak, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • Sarah Leak, aged 16, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leak (post 1700)



  • Spencer Leak Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000
  • Spencer Leak, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1988
  • Bill Leak (b. 1956), Australian editorial cartoonist on "The Australian" newspaper

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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: Agendo gnaviter
Motto Translation: By acting prudently.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Leak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leak 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.

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