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Early Origins of the Leverland family

The surname Leverland was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat in this township in the parish of Sefton. Although early records are scant, it is surmised that this ancient fief was named Lederland, amongst neighboring Bootle, Walton, Newsham, Childwall, Wavertree, West Derby, Speke, Crosby and Maghull and appeared in the Domesday Book in 1086. Litherland or Lederland appeared as Down Litherland, held by Roger de Poitou, a Norman noble. Lither or Leder succeeded the original Norman settler on the estate, and later it became the Lordship of Litherland.

"Litherland was used as a surname. In 1246 Edith de Litherland complained that Yarwerth de Litherland had taken her cow; but he proved that she was his 'native' and that he seized the cow in lieu of her service. She was poor and had been abetted in the matter by Richard le Waleys and Henry de Standish. About 1320 the Henry de Litherland demised to Margaret his mother for life all his lands in Aughton, except his field of Stockbridge." [1]

Early History of the Leverland family

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Leverland Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Litherland, Lederland, Leatherland, Leather and others.

Early Notables of the Leverland family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Leverland family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Leatherland, who settled in Virginia in 1665.

  1. 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online [accessed 21 January 2017]. on Facebook