Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Lethbridge located in the county of Devon.
Early Origins of the Lethbridge family
Devon 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.
Early History of the Lethbridge family
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Lethbridge Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Lethbridge has undergone many spelling variations, including Lethbridge, Lethbrige, Letbridge, Letteridge and others.
Early Notables of the Lethbridge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Lethbridge family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Lethbridge were among those contributors:
Lethbridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Lethbridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Lethbridge (post 1700)
The Lethbridge 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: Spes mea in Deo
Motto Translation: My hope is in God.
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