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Leishman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Leishman family


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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Leishman family


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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.

Early Notables of the Leishman family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Leishman family to Ireland


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Migration of the Leishman family to the New World and Oceana


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 [2]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)
  • 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 [2]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)

Leishman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Leishman (post 1700)


  • John G. A. Leishman (1857-1924), American Republican politician, President, Carnegie Steel Company, 1886-97; U.S. Minister to Switzerland, 1897-1901; Turkey, 1900-06; U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, 1906-09; Italy, 1909-11; Germany, 1911-13
  • 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

Historic Events for the Leishman family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. William Leishman (b. 1899), Scottish Chief Stoker serving for the Royal Navy from Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

The Leishman 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


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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