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The name Leeder comes from one of the family having worked as a drover; a driver of a cart or vehicle carrying cargo of one kind or another. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word lędere, which meant leader, because of course the driver had to lead the horses pulling the cart. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. Occupational names have remained fairly common in the modern period. This is attested to by the continuing appearance of occupational suffixes at the end of many English surnames. Some of these suffixes include: herd, monger, maker, hewer, smith, and wright. Similarly, surnames of office, which include military, judicial, papal and other positions of authority, are widespread throughout Europe. Those who were involved in the military, or feudal armies, were given names such as the English surname Archer, the French name Chevalier and the German name Jeger, which means hunter. Names that were derived from judicial and papal titles, such as Bailiff, Squire and Abbott, are still commonly seen with the same surname spelling today.

Leeder Early Origins



The surname Leeder was first found in Durham where one of the first records of the name was Ralph Ledere who was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1243. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Leeder Spelling Variations


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Leeder Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Leeder have been found, including: Leader, Leeder and others.

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Leeder Early History


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Leeder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leeder research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1243, 1553 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Leeder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leeder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leeder Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Leeder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leeder In Ireland


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Leeder In Ireland



Some of the Leeder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Leeder, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Leeder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William F. Leeder, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1896

Leeder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sarah A. Leeder, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Herbert Leeder, aged 45, who settled in America from Norfolk, in 1903
  • Zelik Leeder, aged 25, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Ada Mary Leeder, aged 16, who emigrated to America from Norwich, England, in 1908
  • Mrs. William F. Leeder, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Leeder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Leeder, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leeder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leeder (post 1700)



  • Mike Leeder, English film producer, casting director, based in Hong Kong
  • S. H. Leeder (b. 1918), British author best known for his book Modern Sons of the Pharaohs
  • Cyril Leeder (b. 1959), Canadian president of the Ottawa Senators, a NHL ice hockey team

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Leeder Historic Events


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Leeder Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Frederick H Leeder, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. 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.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Leeder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leeder 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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