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The Leishman surname is derived from the Old English word "laece" meaning "leech," and indicating "one who used leeches to let blood," that is, a blood-letter or physician.

Leishman Early Origins



The surname Leishman was first found in Stirlingshire where they held a family seat. The deep roots of the name appear to be in an area around Falkirk and there are many early recordings of the name although it is also recorded in Lanarkshire with the early spelling of Leechman was a sobriquet for a doctor. In fact, there is a claim on record of one Leechman who held many estates and who was Medicus Regis, the King's Leech, and, it is intimated, was the ancestor of the all the Leechmans. Oddly, in their later border relationships, the Leishmans became more oriented toward the clergy. William Leischman was prior of Fogo in 1465.

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Leishman Spelling Variations


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Leishman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leechman, Leishman, Leeshman, Leischman, Leisman, Leachman, Leychman, Leighchman, Liechman, Leesman and many more.

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Leishman Early History


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Leishman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leishman research. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1435, 1550, and 1644 are included under the topic Early Leishman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leishman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leishman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Leishman 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leishman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Leishman, who settled in Boston in 1717
  • John Leishman, who arrived in New England in 1764
  • John Leishman, who arrived in New England with his wife Sarah in 1764

Leishman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Leishman, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864

Leishman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Leishman, who came to Montreal in 1812
  • Robert Leishman, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Favourite" in 1815

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leishman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leishman (post 1700)



  • John G A Leishman (1857-1924), American diplomat and steel industrialist
  • Lieutenant-General Sir William Boog Leishman FRS (1865-1926), Scottish pathologist, Director-General of Army Medical Services (1923 to 1926)
  • Tommy Leishman (b. 1937), Scottish former professional footballer
  • Larry Leishman (b. 1947), Scottish-born, Canadian guitarist
  • Melanie Leishman (b. 1989), Canadian actress
  • Jim "Leish" Leishman MBE (b. 1953), former professional footballer
  • Alan Leishman, Australian garden administrator and amateur ornithologist

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Leishman Historic Events


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Leishman Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William Leishman (b. 1899), Scottish Chief Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Motto


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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: Industriae manus
Motto Translation: The gift of industry.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Leishman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leishman 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 3 April 2015 at 17:59.

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