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Origins Available: English, Scottish


Lease is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Levison, which was a form of Lewis. Baptismal names are forms of patronymic surnames, and derive from either the religious or the vernacular given name traditions. In this case, the surname Lease was originally derived from the given name of the father of the bearer.

Lease Early Origins



The surname Lease was first found in Northumberland 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.

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Lease Spelling Variations


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Lease Spelling Variations



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 Lease have been found, including Leeson, Leason and others.

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Lease Early History


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Lease Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lease research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1379, and 1524 are included under the topic Early Lease History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lease Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lease Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Lease In Ireland


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Lease In Ireland



Some of the Lease family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 104 words (7 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



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. Among the first immigrants of the name Lease, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Lease Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frederick Lease, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • Henry Lease, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762

Lease Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Theodore Lorenzo Lease, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Johan Henry Lease, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860

Lease Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Susan Lease, aged 39, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Jessie Lease, aged 9, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lease (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lease (post 1700)



  • N. T. Lease, American politician, Mayor of Great Falls, Montana, 1913-15
  • John Lease, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1940
  • Grace M. Lease, American Republican politician, Member of New York Republican State Committee, 1930

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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: Clarior e tenebris
Motto Translation: The brighter from previous obscurity.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Lease Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lease 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 15 January 2016 at 12:45.

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