Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name for the son of Levison, which was a form of Lewis. Baptismal names are forms of patronymic surnames, and derive from either the religious or the vernacular given name traditions. In this case, the surname Leise was originally derived from the given name of the father of the bearer.
Early Origins of the Leise family
Northumberland 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 Leise family
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Leise Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Leise has been recorded under many different variations, including Leeson, Leason and others.
Early Notables of the Leise family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Leise family to Ireland
Some of the Leise family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Leise family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Leise or a variant listed above:
Leise Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Leise (post 1700)
The Leise 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: Clarior e tenebris
Motto Translation: The brighter from previous obscurity.
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