The Leedes name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Leeds a well-known town in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. This place-name was aHabitation
name which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. Habitation
names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. In this case the surname Leedes denotes someone who came from Leeds.
Early Origins of the Leedes family
The surname Leedes was first found in Cambridgeshire
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 Leedes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leedes research.Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1573, 1656, 1621, 1622, 1632, 1712, 1624, 1704, 1699 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Leedes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Leedes Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Leedes has undergone many spelling variations
, including Leeds, Lead, Leed, Leads and others.
Early Notables of the Leedes family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Edward Leeds (died 1590), an English clergyman from Benenden, Kent
, Rector of Croxton in 1573; Sir John Leedes (died 1656), an English landowner and politician, Member of Parliament for... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leedes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Leedes family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Leedes were among those contributors:
Leedes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Albert Leedes, aged 26, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1871 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)