Leatherwood Family History
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Leatherwood Name Meaning
English: perhaps a deliberate alteration of Leatherhead, a habitational name from Leatherhead in Surrey, which is named from Celtic led ‘gray’ + rïd ‘ford’, or alternatively a habitational name from Lythwood in Shropshire, which is named from Old English hlið ‘slope’ + wudu ‘wood’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press