× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The name Ledyard reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Ledyard family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Ledyard is based on the name of the famous St. Leger.

Ledyard Early Origins



The surname Ledyard was first found in Kent where Robert St. Leger was granted estates at Ulcombe and became Lord of the Manor of Ulcombe. "Ulcombe Place and manor belonged to the family of St. Leger, of whom Sir Robert, of an ancient house in Normandy, is said to have supported the Conqueror with his hand when landing on the Sussex coast. The present edifice, [(church)] which is in the later English style, contains some very old monuments to the St. Legers." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
He also held estates at Bexhill in Sussex. Another source claims that Robert actually assisted William, Duke of Normandy from the boat which brought him to England in 1066 prior to the Battle of Hastings.

Close

Ledyard Spelling Variations


Expand

Ledyard Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Ledyard has been recorded under many different variations, including St.Leger, Leger, Legere, Sallinger, Sellinger, St. Ledger and many more.

Close

Ledyard Early History


Expand

Ledyard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ledyard research. Another 439 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1767, 1540, 1631 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Ledyard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Ledyard Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Ledyard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ledyard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Ledyard In Ireland


Expand

Ledyard In Ireland



Some of the Ledyard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Ledyards were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Ledyard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ledyard, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822

Ledyard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Ledyard arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline Agnes" in 1850

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Ledyard (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Ledyard (post 1700)



  • Jonathan D. Ledyard, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from New York, 1839
  • James C. Ledyard, American Republican politician, Mayor of Bath, Maine, 1882-84
  • Henry Ledyard, American politician, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan, 1855-56
  • Harriet C. Ledyard, American Republican politician, Member of Maine Republican State Committee, 1928

Close

Motto


Expand

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: Haut et bon
Motto Translation: High and good.


Close

Ledyard Family Crest Products


Expand

Ledyard Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. 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.
  11. ...

The Ledyard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ledyard 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 29 July 2016 at 06:27.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest