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Leat Early Origins



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.

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Leat Spelling Variations


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Leat Spelling Variations



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

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Leat Early History


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Leat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leat research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leat Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Leat In Ireland


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Leat In Ireland



Some of the Leat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words (12 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



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leat (post 1700)


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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

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


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  6. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Leat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leat 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 7 October 2016 at 11:58.

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