Berwickshire county, before it came to be the surname of this great family.
Early Origins of the Leatherwood family
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.
Early History of the Leatherwood family
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Leatherwood Spelling Variations
spelling variations of the name found included Lauder, Laudor, Lawder, Lawther, Leather, Lauther and others.
Early Notables of the Leatherwood family (pre 1700)
Stirling Bridge in 1297, and at...
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Migration of the Leatherwood family to Ireland
Some of the Leatherwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Leatherwood family to the New World and Oceana
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 Atlantic. 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
Contemporary Notables of the name Leatherwood (post 1700)
The Leatherwood 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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