Hertfordshire. It is thought that the village name comes from the Old English "lycce" or "enclosure" and "worþ" or "homestead."
Early Origins of the Letchworth family
Poll Tax of 1379 are Thomas de Letchworth and one Johannes de Letchworth. Before the Norman Conquest, the village of Letchworth was held by Godwin of Souberie (Soulbury,) under authority of King Edward the Confessor. By 1086, the Domesday record shows that Letchworth was owned by Robert Gernon, and its value was assessed at "10 hides."
Early History of the Letchworth family
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Letchworth Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Letchworth, Latchworth, Letchworthy and others.
Early Notables of the Letchworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Letchworth family to the New World and Oceana
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Letchworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Letchworth (post 1700)
The Letchworth 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: Ut sibi sic alteri
Motto Translation: Do onto another as to thyself
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