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The surname Leathers was originally the name of a place in ancient Berwickshire county, before it came to be the surname of this great family.

Leathers Early Origins



The surname Leathers was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Leathers Spelling Variations


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Leathers Spelling Variations



The name, Leathers, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Lauder, Laudor, Lawder, Lawther, Leather, Lauther and others.

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Leathers Early History


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Leathers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leathers research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1057, 1516, 1311, 1297, 1298, 1611, 1646 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Leathers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leathers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leathers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Robert Lauder of Bass (d. 1311), a supporter of William Wallace at Stirling Bridge in 1297, and at...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leathers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leathers In Ireland


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Leathers In Ireland



Some of the Leathers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 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



The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Leathers surname who came to North America were: George Lauder, who settled in Virginia in 1716; as well as John and Sarah Lauder, who settled in Belfast Maine in 1820.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leathers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leathers (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Leathers (b. 1985), American soccer player
  • Lydia C. Leathers, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1936, 1940 (alternate), 1944
  • Larry Leathers, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 27th District, 1986
  • L. B. Leathers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1948
  • James M. Leathers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924
  • Howard B. Leathers (b. 1852), American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Penobscot County, 1901-02, 1919-20, 1923-24
  • Don J. Leathers, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1884; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1888
  • Frederick James Leathers CH PC (1883-1965), 1st Viscount Leathers, Baron Leathers, a British industrialist and public servant, Minister of War Transport (1941-1945), Minister for Coordination of Transport, Fuel and Power (1951-1953)

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Leathers Historic Events


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Leathers Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Samuel Leathers, English Leading Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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: Sub umbra alarum tuarus
Motto Translation: Under the shadow of thy wings.


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Leathers Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Leathers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leathers 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 15 January 2016 at 12:47.

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