Log in  | Not a member? Register or
UK election will cancel Brexit...?

LEICESTER members around the world

LEICESTER points found: 5

LEICESTER Family History

This unusual name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and is a locational surname deriving from Leicester, the county town of Leicestershire. The placename is recorded in the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicles" of 942 as "Ligora Ceaster", and in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Ledecestre", the derivation being from the Old English pre 7th Century tribal name "Ligore", meaning "dwellers on the river Legra" with "Ceaster" a Roman fort, from the Latin "Castra", legionary camp. The development of the surname has included Nicholas de Leycester (1286, Cheshire), William Leycetter (1480, Yorkshire), Henry Lasisture (1503, ibid.) and Richard Lasseter (1550, Sussex).

The LEICESTER Family Message Board

Leave a message for LEICESTER family members.

  • Find your LEICESTER ancestor
  • Tell us about your LEICESTER Family
  • Ask a question about the LEICESTER history
  • Tell us about your LEICESTER ancestors

You must be logged in to post a message

Invite more LEICESTER family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the LEICESTER tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest