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The surname Leavesley has two distinct possible entomological origins. Firstly, the name could have been derived from the Old English personal name "Leofa" and/or "Leofe", both meaning "Dear" or "Beloved." Secondly, the name could have been a topographical name for someone who lived in a densely foliated area from the Middle English word "leaf."

Leavesley Early Origins



The surname Leavesley was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Leavesley Spelling Variations


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Leavesley 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 Leavesley have been found, including Leaf, Leaff, Leaffe, Leafe, Leif, Lief, Life, Lef, Leof, Leefe, Leve and many more.

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Leavesley Early History


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Leavesley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leavesley research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1273, 1279, 1318, 1327, 1377, 1677, and 1754 are included under the topic Early Leavesley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leavesley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leavesley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Leavesley Notables 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



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 Leavesley, or a variant listed above:

Leavesley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A.E. Leavesley, aged 23, who arrived in America from Sheffieto, in 1893
  • Anne E. Leavesley, aged 19, who arrived in America from Liverpool, in 1893

Leavesley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Eva Joy Leavesley, aged 22, who emigrated to Youngstown, Ohio, in 1922
  • John Wiliam Leavesley, aged 31, who emigrated to Youngstown, Ohio, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leavesley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leavesley (post 1700)



  • James Leavesley Sr, English founder of the Leavesley Group, Burton on Trent
  • Dr Matthew Leavesley, Australian Lecturer at James Cook University
  • David Leavesley, Australian Associate Professor at Queensland University of Technology

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. 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.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Leavesley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leavesley 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 16 January 2014 at 08:52.

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