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Leedom Early Origins



The surname Leedom was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [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)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Leadenham, held by Colegrim from Count Alan who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Leedom Spelling Variations


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Leedom 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. Leedom has been recorded under many different variations, including Ledenham, Leddenham, Lednum, Leadenum, Ledenum, Lednham, Leadingham, Leadinham, Ledingham, Ledham, Ledman and many more.

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Leedom Early History


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Leedom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leedom research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1302 are included under the topic Early Leedom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leedom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leedom Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Leedom 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



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. Leedoms were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Leedom Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Patrick Leedom, aged 30, originally from Dublin, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGS-K6J : 6 December 2014), Patrick Leedom, 05 May 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Leedom, aged 42, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNBW-3ZC : 6 December 2014), Mary Leedom, 22 Sep 1913; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ida Leedom, aged 30, who arrived in New York in 1915 aboard the ship "Oceana" from Hamilton, Bermuda [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJWW-653 : 6 December 2014), Ida Leedom, 26 Feb 1915; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Oceana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leedom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leedom (post 1700)



  • Boyd Stuart Leedom (1906-1969), American jurist, Justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court from 1951 to 1955
  • John Peter Leedom (1847-1895), American politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio in the Forty-seventh Congress (1881-1883)
  • John N. Leedom (b. 1921), American engineer and lobbyist and Republican member of the Texas State Senate from 1981 to 1996

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXGS-K6J : 6 December 2014), Patrick Leedom, 05 May 1907; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNBW-3ZC : 6 December 2014), Mary Leedom, 22 Sep 1913; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Nieuw Amsterdam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJWW-653 : 6 December 2014), Ida Leedom, 26 Feb 1915; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, ship name Oceana, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Leedom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leedom 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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