William Leach

1839–1842 (Age 3)
Worsborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Leach was born in 1839, in Worsborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Michael Leach, was 25 and his mother, Mary Jaggar, was 21. He lived in Darfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died in 1842, at the age of 3, and was buried in Worsborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Michael Leach
1814–1854
Mary Jaggar
1818–1892
George Leach
1837–
John Leach
1843–1892
William Leach
1839–1842
Ellen Leach
1841–1842
Anne Leach
1846–
Thomas Leach
1847–1913
James Leach
1850–
Charles Joseph Leach
1853–1929

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Name Meaning

(1997: 15956;2007: 33154; 2010: 44581)English: occupational name for a physician, from Middle English leche, lache ‘physician’ (Old English lǣce ‘leech; physician, blood-letter, surgeon’). The name refers to the medieval medical practice of bleeding, typically by applying leeches to a patient. The surname is recorded in the late 14th-century Poll Tax Returns for men whose occupation is stated as medicus ‘physician’, or occasionally spicer (spicers acted as apothecaries), but some men named le Leche have unrelated occupations including cultor ‘cultivator, farm laborer’, which suggests that leche could refer to an amateur ‘medicine man’ who supplied folk remedies.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Lachner
Leetch
Leachman
Latch
Leitch
Leech

Sources (3)

  • William Leech, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wm Leach in household of Michael Leach, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Leach, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

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