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Leathead History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Leathead family


The surname Leathead 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 Leathead family


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Leathead Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Leathead family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Leathead family to Ireland


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Migration of the Leathead family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leathead Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Leathead, aged 48, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Lancastria" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZT-WPB : 6 December 2014), William Leathead, 01 Apr 1924; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lancastria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

The Leathead 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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZT-WPB : 6 December 2014), William Leathead, 01 Apr 1924; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lancastria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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