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Leith Early Origins



The surname Leith was first found in the county of Edinburgh at Leith, a burgh and sea-port town. "This place, which is of considerable antiquity, formerly belonged to the abbey of Holyrood, and, in a charter of David I. to the monks of that establishment, is noticed under the designation of Inverleith, from its position near the influx of the river or Water of Leith into the Frith of Forth." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Leith Spelling Variations


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Leith Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leith, Leyth, Lethe and others.

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Leith Early History


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Leith Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leith research. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leith History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leith Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Leith In Ireland


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Leith In Ireland



Some of the Leith family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 166 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Leith Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Leith, who arrived in Maryland in 1665

Leith Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Leith, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Alexander Leith, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Alexander Leith settled in Annapolis in 1760
  • James and John Leith settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768

Leith Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Leith, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1846
  • J C F Leith, aged 58, landed in New York, NY in 1867

Leith Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry Leith, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Leslie Gault" in 1834

Leith Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Leith arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • William Leith, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee"

Leith Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Leith, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leith (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leith (post 1700)



  • Sarah Leith, American slalom canoer
  • William Leith (1873-1940), American professional baseball player
  • Charles Kenneth Leith (1875-1956), American geologist
  • John Haddon Leith (1919-2002), important American Presbyterian theologian and ordained minister
  • Virginia Leith (b. 1932), American film and television actress
  • Emmett Leith (1927-2005), American professor of electrical engineering
  • Lloyd R Leith (1902-1974), American basketball referee and high school coach
  • Major James Leith VC (1826-1869), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Thomas Orr Leith OBE, FRAE (1926-2005), leading Scottish mechanical engineer and industrialist
  • Sir Andrew Leith (1785-1862), Scottish soldier, politician and author
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Leith Historic Events


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Leith Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Robert Leith, English Telegraphist from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15

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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: Trustie to the end
Motto Translation: Trustworthy to the end


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Leith Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. 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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  8. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  9. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Leith Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leith 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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