Origin of Leighfrom surname Leigh from Middle English leye: see lea
An example of Leigh is the singer and songwriter, Leigh Nash, who sang with the band Sixpence None the Richer.
- A meadow.
From Middle English legh, lege, lei (“clearing, open ground") from Old English lÄ“ah (“clearing in a forest") from Proto-Germanic *lauhÅ (“meadow"), from Proto-Indo-European *louk- (“field, meadow"). Akin to Old Frisian lÄch (“meadow"), Old Saxon lÅh (“forest, grove") (Middle Dutch loo (“forest, thicket"); Dutch -lo (“used in placenames")), Old High German lÅh (“covered clearing, low bushes"), Old Norse lÅ (“clearing, meadow"). More at Waterloo.
In the U.K. Leigh is occasionally seen as the feminine form of the male name Lee.
- The public career of Leigh terminated with his expulsion from parliament with the rest of the Presbyterian party in 1648.
- He began as a gardener, but in 1814, when employed at High Leigh in Cheshire, offered himself to the London Missionary Society, and in 1816 was sent out to South Africa.
- He died at Leigh, near Tunbridge Wells, on the 9th of August 1883.
- Among the very numerous modern studies may be named an essay by Leigh Hunt entitled "The Gentleman Saint" (The Seer, pt.
- Spencer Leigh Hughes >>