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Leat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Leat family


The surname Leat was first found in the county of Edinburgh at Leith, a burgh and sea-port town. "This place, which is of considerable antiquity, formerly belonged to the abbey of Holyrood, and, in a charter of David I. to the monks of that establishment, is noticed under the designation of Inverleith, from its position near the influx of the river or Water of Leith into the Frith of Forth." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Leat family


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Leat Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Leith, Leyth, Lethe and others.

Early Notables of the Leat family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Leat family to Ireland


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Migration of the Leat family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Maria Leat, aged 6, who emigrated to America, in 1892

Leat Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Leat, aged 27, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1906
  • Vincent Leat, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • William Leat, aged 34, who landed in America from Chiddingfold, England, in 1910
  • Florence Helena Leat, aged 39, who landed in America from Wales, in 1912
  • James Parry Leat, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States from Wales, in 1912
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Leat Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Harry Leat, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • Elizabeth Leat, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • John S. Leat, aged 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Leat (post 1700)


  • Alister Seng Kym Leat (1985-2014), New Zealand judoka, ranked in the top 30 judokas in the world
  • Edwin John Leat (1885-1918), English first-class cricket player
  • Charles William Leat (1855-1937), English cricketer

Historic Events for the Leat family



HMS Dorsetshire

  • Wilfred Richard John Leat (d. 1945), British Chief Stoker aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

The Leat 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: Trustie to the end
Motto Translation: Trustworthy to the end


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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

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