The roots of the name Leck are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Leck was originally found at Leckie
in the county of Stirlingshire. The place name is derived from the Gaelic leac,
or "flagstone," and the suffix -ach,
which means "place."
Early Origins of the Leck family
The surname Leck was first found in Stirlingshire, 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 Leck family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leck research.Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1406, 1380, 1784, 1537, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Leck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leck Spelling Variations
In the era before dictionaries, there were no rules governing the spelling or translation of names or any other words. Consequently, there are an enormous number of spelling variations
in Medieval Scottish names. Leck has appeared as Leckie, Leck, Leckey, Lecky, Lackey, Lackie, Lachey, Lakey and many more.
Early Notables of the Leck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leck family to Ireland
Some of the Leck family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Leck family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom, opportunity, and land of the North American colonies beckoned. There, Scots found a place where they were generally free from persecution and where they could go on to become important players in the birth of new nations. Some fought in the American War of Independence
, while others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these Scottish settlers have been able to recover their lost national heritage in the last century through highland games and Clan
societies in North America. Among them:
Leck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A. Leck, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852
Leck Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Thomas William Leck, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/ Surrey 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Leck (post 1700)
- Henry Leck, American founder and artistic director of the internationally famous Indianapolis Children's Choir. He is a highly sought-after choral clinician and is a specialist in the boy's changing voice
- Glorianne Leck, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 2004 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Leck 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: Virtutis praemium
Motto Translation: Virtues reward