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Multiple Origins for the Surname Letham


Scottish


Letham Early Origins



The surname Letham was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Letham Spelling Variations


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Letham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leydon, Leidden, Leyden, Leidon, Lethen, Lethane and others.

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Letham Early History


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Letham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Letham research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1335, 1517, 1526, 1546, 1679, and 1811 are included under the topic Early Letham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Letham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Letham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Letham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Letham In Ireland


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Letham In Ireland



Some of the Letham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 226 words (16 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:

Letham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Letham, who settled in Maryland in 1668
  • Richard Letham, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Letham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Letham, who settled in North Carolina in 1813

Letham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Letham, who settled in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1783

Letham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward G. Letham, aged 7, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Letham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Letham (post 1700)



  • Dugald Ronald "Ronnie" Letham (1949-2008), Scottish actor
  • David Letham (1923-2007), Scottish football player and administrator
  • Isabel Letham (1899-1995), Australian pioneer first-time surfer at Freshwater Beach, Sydney in 1915, tandem with Duke Kahanamoku

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Letham Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Letham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Letham 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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