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The origins of the Leland name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Leland was originally derived from a family having lived in Leyland, in Lancashire. The place-name Leyland is derived from the Old English elements lęge and land, and means "untilled land." It was recorded as Lailand in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
compiled in 1086 on the orders of William the Conqueror. The family name is derived from the place-name and means "dweller by the uncultivated land."

Leland Early Origins



The surname Leland was first found in Lancashire 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.

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Leland Spelling Variations


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Leland Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Leland include Leyland, Leland, Lelland, Leeland, Lealand and others.

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Leland Early History


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Leland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leland research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1503, 1552, 1691 and 1766 are included under the topic Early Leland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Leland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hopestill Leland, who landed in Massachusetts in 1624
  • Henry Leland, who arrived in New England in 1655
  • Christopher Leland, who settled in Barbados with his servants in 1680

Leland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Leland, who settled in Boston in 1715
  • John Leland, who arrived in Virginia in 1775

Leland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alonzo Leland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Catherine Leland, who landed in New York in 1851
  • A Leland, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Joseph Leland, who landed in New York in 1851
  • W Leland, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leland (post 1700)



  • David Leland (1932-1948), Italian-born, American actor, best known for his role in the Laurel and Hardy movie, Nothing But Trouble
  • Gabriel Leland (b. 1982), American politician, Democratic Member of the Michigan House of Representatives (2005-)
  • Waldo Gifford Leland (1879-1966), American historian and archivist, instrumental in the founding of the National Archives
  • John Leland (1754-1841), American Baptist minister and outspoken abolitionist
  • Brad Leland (b. 1954), American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Buddy Garrity in the television show Friday Night Lights
  • Aaron Leland (1761-1832), American minister and politician, 5th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont (1822-1827), Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives (1804-1804)
  • Frank C. Leland (1869-1914), African-American baseball player, field manager and club owner in the Negro Leagues, founder of the Leland Giants
  • George Thomas "Mickey" Leland (1944-1989), American anti-poverty activist and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas (1979-1989)
  • David Leland (1921-1987), American actor, known for his many roles in Westerns including Wagon Train (1957), Have Gun-Will Travel (1957) and Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958)
  • John Leland (b. 1959), American author and journalist with the New York Times since 2000
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

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