The rich and ancient history of the Leason family name dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It comes 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 Leason was originally derived from the given name of the father of the bearer.
Early Origins of the Leason family
The surname Leason 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.
Early History of the Leason family
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Leason 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 Leason have been found, including Leeson, Leason and others.
Early Notables of the Leason family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leason family to Ireland
Some of the Leason 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.
Migration of the Leason family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leason Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Leason, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Trafalgar-March.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Leason (post 1700)
- Jeff R. Leason, American game designer, known as co-writer of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons adventure The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (1980)
- Percy Alexander Leason (1889-1959), Australian political cartoonist, a major figure in the Australian tonalist movement
- Nick Leason (b. 1968), British racing driver
Historic Events for the Leason family
- Mr. Harry V Leason (b. 1916), English Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
The Leason 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.