Lettice History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lettice family

The surname Lettice was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1321 when they held estates in that county.

Early History of the Lettice family

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Lettice Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lettice, Lettuce, Letice, Lattice and others.

Early Notables of the Lettice family (pre 1700)

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United States Lettice migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lettice Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Lettice, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1638 [1]

Australia Lettice migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Lettice Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Lettice, English convict who was convicted in Lancaster, Lancashire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lettice (post 1700) +

  • Lettice M. Otero, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2000 [3]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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