Leigh

Brief Life History of Leigh

When Leigh was born in 1645, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Leigh, was 46 and her mother, Anne Hungerford, was 30. She died in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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  • John Leigh of Agawam (Ipswich) Massachusetts, 1634-1671 for

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places (in at least sixteen counties, but especially Leigh in Lancashire) named either with the nominative case of Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’ (see Lee ) or with lēage, a late dative form of this word (see Lye ).

Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 李, based on its Cantonese pronunciation. See Li 1.

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

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