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The ancient roots of the Leyland family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Leyland comes from when the family lived in Leyland, in Lancashire. The place-name Leyland is derived from the Old English elements lęge and land, and means "untilled land." It was recorded as Lailand in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
compiled in 1086 on the orders of William the Conqueror. The family name is derived from the place-name and means "dweller by the uncultivated land."

Leyland Early Origins



The surname Leyland was first found in Lancashire 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.

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Leyland Spelling Variations


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Leyland Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Leyland has appeared include Leyland, Leland, Lelland, Leeland, Lealand and others.

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Leyland Early History


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Leyland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leyland research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1210, 1503, 1552, 1691 and 1766 are included under the topic Early Leyland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leyland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Leyland Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leyland Notables 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Leyland arrived in North America very early:

Leyland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Leyland, who arrived in Virginia in 1698

Leyland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Leyland arrived in Philadelphia in 1751

Leyland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Leyland, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1882

Leyland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Leyland, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on February 22, 1834, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Leyland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Leyland (post 1700)



  • Jim Leyland (b. 1944), American Major League Baseball manager
  • Norman Leyland, British educator, first director of Templeton College, Oxford University
  • Mike Leyland (1945-2009), and his brother Mal Leyland (born 1945), "The Leyland Brothers," were Australian explorers and documentary film-makers, best known for their popular television show, Ask the Leyland Brothers
  • Peter Leyland, British Professor at London Metropolitan University

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Leyland Historic Events


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Leyland Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. William Leyland, American 3rd Class passenger from San Francisco, California, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Leyland Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Leyland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leyland 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 30 June 2015 at 05:06.

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