Leeds Family History
Leeds Name Meaning
English: habitational name from either the city in Yorkshire or the village in Kent. The Yorkshire placename is recorded as Loidis in the 8th century and Ledes in 1086 and may derive from British Lātensēs or Lādensēs meaning ‘the people of the river Lāt- (probably an old name for the river Aire to be associated with Welsh llawd ‘heat ardour passion’)’. The origin of the Kent placename which is recorded as Hledes c. 1100 is uncertain.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022