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The ancient Scottish name Lecky was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The original bearer of the name 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."

Lecky Early Origins



The surname Lecky 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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Lecky Spelling Variations


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Lecky Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were hardly exact sciences in Medieval Scotland. Sound, rather than any set of rules, was the basis for spellings, so one name was often spelled different ways even within a single document. Spelling variations are thus an extremely common occurrence in Medieval Scottish names. Lecky has been spelled Leckie, Leck, Leckey, Lecky, Lackey, Lackie, Lachey, Lakey and many more.

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Lecky Early History


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Lecky Early History



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

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Lecky Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lecky Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Lecky In Ireland


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Lecky In Ireland



Some of the Lecky 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



Such hard times forced many to leave their homeland in search of opportunity across the Atlanti c. Many of these families settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. The ancestors of many of these families have rediscovered their roots in the 20th century through the establishment of Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Among them:

Lecky Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Lecky, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • William Lecky, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1849
  • Alexander Lecky, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lecky (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lecky (post 1700)



  • Prescott Lecky (1892-1941), American lecturer of Psychology at Columbia University from 1924 to 1934
  • John Gage Lecky, New Zealand Rugby player of the 19th century
  • John MacMillan Stirling Lecky (1940-2003), Canadian Olympic rower, entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Right Honorable William Edward Hartpole Lecky OM (1838-1903), British historian
  • Arthur Lecky, British Diplomat

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Lecky Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lecky 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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