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Multiple Origins for the Surname Ledwith


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Ledwith Early Origins



The surname Ledwith was first found in Oxfordshire, at Ledwell which dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Ledewelle and literally meant "spring or stream called the loud one" having derived from the Old English words "hlyde" + "wella." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At the time of the Domesday Book, the lands were listed as lands of the King had enough land for one plough and was worth 20 shillings at that time. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

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Ledwith Spelling Variations


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Ledwith Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Ledwith include Ledwell, Leadwell, Lydwell, Leddwell, Ledwall, Leadwall, Leddell, Ledell and many more.

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Ledwith Early History


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Ledwith Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ledwith research. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1279 are included under the topic Early Ledwith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ledwith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ledwith Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Ledwith 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



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Ledwiths to arrive on North American shores:

Ledwith Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Garrett Ledwith, who arrived in Virginia in 1696

Ledwith Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Morris Ledwith, who landed in America in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ledwith (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ledwith (post 1700)



  • Thomas A. Ledwith (1840-1898), American lawyer and politician, Member of the New York State Assembly (1863)
  • Michael Ledwith (1874-1929), American Major League Baseball catcher who played one game for the Brooklyn Atlantics in 1874
  • William M. Ledwith, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Jacksonville, Florida, 1882-85; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1888
  • Thomas A. Ledwith (1840-1898), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 11th District, 1863; Member of New York State Senate 7th District, 1874-75
  • Charles H. Ledwith (1885-1954), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 13th District, 1939-40; Candidate for Mayor of Meriden, Connecticut, 1939
  • Martin Ledwith, Scottish actor, known for Comes a Bright Day (2012) and Heartbeat (1992)
  • Anthony Ledwith CBE, FRS (b. 1933), British chemist, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 1998 to 2000
  • Dr. Michael Ledwith, Irish author and teacher at Ramtha's School of Enlightenment

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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The Ledwith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ledwith 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.

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