Leatherbarrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Leatherbarrow sprang from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Lathbury near Newport. Leatherbarrow is a habitation name from the broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Leatherbarrow family

The surname Leatherbarrow was first found in Buckinghamshire at Lathbury, a village and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes, in the union of Newport-Pagnell, hundred of Newport. This parish which is almost surrounded by the river Ouse, comprises about 1,200 acres. The place dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Lateberie and literally meant "fortification built with laths or beams" having derived from the Old English words laett + burh. [1]

There is a grand manor house which dates back to at least 1272. Later, some of the family were found at Egginton in Derbyshire. "The manor [of Egginton] afterwards vested in the family of Lathbury, of whom a coheiress brought a moiety to the Leighs; and on the death of Sir Henry Leigh in the reign of James I., the estate passed to his daughter Anne." [2]

Early History of the Leatherbarrow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leatherbarrow research. Another 224 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1578, 1510, 1600, 1093, 1153, 1537, 1579, 1609 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Leatherbarrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leatherbarrow Spelling Variations

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 Leatherbarrow have been found, including Lathbury, Lathebury, Lathbiry, Lathebyr, Lathebyre, Lathburye, Lathburie and many more.

Early Notables of the Leatherbarrow family (pre 1700)

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United States Leatherbarrow migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Leatherbarrow, or a variant listed above:

Leatherbarrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Leatherbarrow, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1894
Leatherbarrow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Thomas Leatherbarrow, aged 17, who arrived in America from Leeds, England, in 1909
  • James Leatherbarrow, aged 23, who arrived in America from Liverpool, England, in 1911
  • Kenneth Leatherbarrow, aged 2, who arrived in America from Garston, England, in 1913
  • Laura Leatherbarrow, aged 28, who arrived in America from Garston, England, in 1913
  • Rhoda Leatherbarrow, aged 3, who arrived in America from Garston, England, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Leatherbarrow migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Leatherbarrow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Leatherbarrow (post 1700) +

  • Bob Leatherbarrow (b. 1955), American jazz drummer and vibraphonist who has played with many great jazz artists and appeared on film and television soundtracks
  • David Leatherbarrow, American Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia
  • Charles "Charlie" Leatherbarrow (1870-1940), English professional footballer who played from 1893 to 1898
  • Linda Leatherbarrow, British short story writer and illustrator

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 11th October 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/florentia

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