Leeds Family History
Leeds Name Meaning
English: habitational name from the city in West Yorkshire, or the place in Kent. The former is of British origin, appearing in Bede in the form Loidis ‘People of the Lat’, (Lat being an earlier name of the river Aire, meaning ‘the violent one’). Loidis was originally a district name, but was subsequently restricted to the city. The Kentish place name may be from an Old English stream name hl¯de ‘loud, rushing stream’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press