Leathers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The English surname Leathers was originally the name of a place in Westmorland.
Early Origins of the Leathers family
The surname Leathers was first found in Westmorland where William de Laudre was listed in the Pipe Rolls for 1184.  However, most of the family claim Berwickshire, Scotland as their ancient homestead as Lauder is a royal burgh dating back to at least the early part of the 12th century, when David I. granted lands to their ancient ancestors.  here "the family are descended from Robert Lauder, a follower of Sir William Wallace." 
In Ireland, the name was often changed to Leather, (meaning strong) from which we find variants like Leatherwood today.  Other variants like Louderback and Lauderback are extensions from the original name.
Early History of the Leathers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leathers research. Another 123 words (9 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.
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.
Early Notables of the Leathers family (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...
In the United States, the name Leathers is the 5,028th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Migration of the Leathers family to Ireland
Some of the Leathers family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Leathers Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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.