Leckie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Leckie. The Leckie 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."
Early Origins of the Leckie family
The surname Leckie 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 Leckie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leckie research. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1406, 1380, 1784, 1537, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Leckie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leckie Spelling Variations
Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Leckie has been spelled Leckie, Leck, Leckey, Lecky, Lackey, Lackie, Lachey, Lakey and many more.
Early Notables of the Leckie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leckie family to Ireland
Some of the Leckie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leckie migration to the United States +
Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:
Leckie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Catherine Leckie, who settled with her husband in Virginia in 1685
- Kathrine Leckie, who landed in New Jersey in 1685 
Leckie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Andrew Leckie, who settled in New York in 1775
- Andrew Leckie, aged 19, who landed in New York in 1775 
Leckie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Robert Leckie, aged 36, who arrived in New York in 1812 
- Emmeline Leckie, who arrived in Portsmouth, Va in 1853 
Leckie migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leckie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- David Leckie, who arrived in Canada in 1821
Leckie migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Leckie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Thomas Leckie, British Convict who was convicted in Edinburgh, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Asia" on 5th November 1835, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land)1836 
Leckie migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Leckie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Leckie, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
- William Leckie, aged 23, a farm servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bengal Merchant" in 1840
- Mr. Leckie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 15th August 1856 
- Mrs. Leckie, British settler with 3 sons travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 15th August 1856 
- Mr. Stewart Leckie, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "George Canning" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1857 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Leckie (post 1700) +
- Robert Leckie (1920-2001), American author of books on United States military history
- Robert Leckie (1840-1887), Scottish footballer, member of the Scotland National Team in 1872
- John Thompson "Jock" Leckie (1906-1977), Scottish football goalkeeper
- Carolyn Leckie (b. 1965), Scottish member of Parliament for central Scotland
- Mathew Allan Leckie (b. 1991), Australian footballer
- John William Leckie (b. 1949), English record producer and recording engineer
- James George Leckie (1903-1982), New Zealand bronze medalist track and field athlete at the 1938 British Empire Games, flagbearer at the opening event
- James Thomas Leckie (b. 1975), Australian rugby union referee
- David John Leckie (b. 1951), Australian Chief Executive Officer of the Seven Media Group
- Air Marshal Robert Leckie CB, DSO, DSC, DFC, CD (1890-1975), Canadian aviation pioneer and Chief of the Air Staff of the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1944 to 1947
- ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
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The Leckie 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
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1835
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html