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

Leatherwood Early Origins



The surname Leatherwood 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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Leatherwood Spelling Variations


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Leatherwood Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Leatherwood occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Lauder, Laudor, Lawder, Lawther, Leather, Lauther and others.

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Leatherwood Early History


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Leatherwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leatherwood 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 Leatherwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leatherwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leatherwood 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 Leatherwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leatherwood In Ireland


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Leatherwood In Ireland



Some of the Leatherwood 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Leatherwood, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Leatherwood Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Daniel F. Leatherwood, aged 21, who arrived in America, in 1919
  • Elmer O. Leatherwood, aged 54, who emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1923
  • Margaret Leatherwood, aged 11, who emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1923
  • Nancy Leatherwood, aged 50, who emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leatherwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leatherwood (post 1700)



  • Robert Leatherwood (b. 1952), American professional football player
  • Lillie Mae Leatherwood (b. 1964), American gold, two-time silver and bronze Olympic medalist who competed at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics
  • Ray Leatherwood (1914-1996), American jazz double-bassist and session musician
  • Elmer O. Leatherwood (1872-1929), American politician, U.S. Representative from Utah (1921-1929)
  • F. H. Leatherwood, American politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Jackson County, 1879-80
  • Elmer O. Leatherwood (1872-1929), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Utah 2nd District, 1921-29; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1924, 1928

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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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Leatherwood Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Leatherwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leatherwood 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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