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The name Leckey was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Leckey family lived 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."

Leckey Early Origins



The surname Leckey 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.

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Leckey Spelling Variations


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Leckey Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Leckey has appeared as Leckie, Leck, Leckey, Lecky, Lackey, Lackie, Lachey, Lakey and many more.

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Leckey Early History


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Leckey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leckey research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1406, 1380, 1784, 1537, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Leckey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leckey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leckey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leckey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leckey In Ireland


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Leckey In Ireland



Some of the Leckey 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Leckey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Leckey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Sarah Leckey, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Theophilus Leckey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Thomas Leckey, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Andrew Hugh, James, John and William Leckey, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Leckey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Leckey, aged 38, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Catherine Leckey, aged 38, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Eliza Leckey, aged 10, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Ann Leckey, aged 8, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Robert Leckey, aged 9 months, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838

Leckey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anne Leckey, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

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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: Virtutis praemium
Motto Translation: Virtues reward


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    9. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    11. ...

    The Leckey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leckey 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 3 April 2014 at 10:39.

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