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Leath Early Origins



The surname Leath 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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Leath Spelling Variations


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Leath Spelling Variations



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

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Leath Early History


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Leath Early History



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

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Leath Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leath Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Leath In Ireland


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Leath In Ireland



Some of the Leath 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:

Leath Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Leath, who arrived in Virginia in 1699

Leath Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Leath, who arrived in Virginia in 1721
  • John Leath, who landed in Virginia in 1722

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leath (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leath (post 1700)



  • Steven Leath, American academic, 15th President of Iowa State University (2012-)
  • Vaughn De Leath (1894-1943), born Leonore Vonderlieth, American female singer, often called "The Original Radio Girl" and "First Lady of Radio"
  • James Marvin Leath (1931-2000), American politician, U.S. Representative from Texas
  • James Marvin Leath (1931-2000), American Democrat politician, Country musician; Banker; U.S. Representative from Texas 11th District, 1979-91

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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. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. 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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  10. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
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The Leath Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leath 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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