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Early Origins of the Leorthy family


The surname Leorthy 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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Early History of the Leorthy family

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Early History of the Leorthy family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leorthy research.
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Leorthy Spelling Variations

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Leorthy Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Leorthy family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Leorthy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Leorthy family to Ireland

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Migration of the Leorthy family to Ireland


Some of the Leorthy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Leorthy family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Leorthy family to the New World and Oceana


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.

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The Leorthy Motto

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The Leorthy 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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Citations

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

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