Leithey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Leithey family

The surname Leithey 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]

Important Dates for the Leithey family

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Leithey Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Leithey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Leithey family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James and John Leith settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768; Alexander Leith settled in Annapolis in 1760.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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