Leigh


Leigh

Leigh may refer to:

Places

In England

* Leigh, Dorset
* Leigh, Greater Manchester and the corresponding Leigh (UK Parliament constituency)
* Leigh, Kent
* Leigh, Surrey
* Leigh, Worcestershire
* Leigh-on-Mendip, Somerset (also known as Leigh-upon-Mendip)
* Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
* Little Leigh, Cheshire
* North Leigh, Oxfordshire
* South Leigh, Oxfordshire

Elsewhere

* Leigh, Nebraska
* Leigh, New Zealand
* Leigh, Zimbabwe

People

Family name
name = Leigh


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pronunciation = Leigh
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region = English
origin = English
related names = Lee, Ley
footnotes = [ [http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/names_files.html 1990 Census Name Files ] ]

Royalty

* Augusta Leigh, the only daughter of John "Mad Jack" Byron
* Thomas Pemberton Leigh, 1st Baron Kingsdown, the eldest son of Thomas Pemberton

Politics

* Benjamin W. Leigh, American lawyer and politician from Richmond, Virginia
* Edward Leigh, politician in the United Kingdom
* Robin Leigh-Pemberton, Baron Kingsdown, cross-bencher on the House of Lords
* Baron Leigh of Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, England

Music

* Carolyn Leigh, American lyricist and composer for Broadway and movies
* Danni Leigh, American honky tonk-style country music singer
* Mitch Leigh, musical theatre composer
* Richard Leigh (songwriter) (born 1951), American country music songwriter
* Walter Leigh, English composer

Television and film

* Chyler Leigh, American actress
* Ed Leigh, presenter on the television channel Freesports on 4
* Janet Leigh, American actress
* Jennifer Jason Leigh, actress
* Katie Leigh, American voice actress
* Megan Leigh, American actress
* Mike Leigh, writer and director
* Reginald Leigh Dugmore, English stage, film, and television actor
* Suzanna Leigh, film actress
* Vivien Leigh, British actress

port

* Edward Chandos Leigh, English cricketer
* Howard Leigh, veteran boxing announcer from Melbourne, Australia
* Jennifer Leigh, professional poker player
* Peter Leigh, semi-professional football player for Woking F.C.

Literature

* Richard Leigh (author) (1943-2007), co-author of "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail"
* Richard Leigh (poet) (1649–1728), English poet
* Roberta Leigh, British writer of romance fiction and children's stories
* Stephen Leigh, American science fiction and fantasy writer

Military

* Gustavo Leigh, Chilean general
* Trafford Leigh-Mallory, air chief marshal
* The Leigh Light, an antisubmarine device used in World War II

Modelling

* Alex Leigh, English fashion model
* Dorian Leigh, one of the world's first supermodels
* Monica Leigh, model

Other

* Jack Leigh, photographer
* Leigh's disease, rare neurometabolic disorder that affects the central nervous system
* Michael Leigh, artist
* Molly Leigh, alleged witch
* Richard Leigh (martyr) (1561–1588), Catholic martyr
* Vera Leigh, milliner who died in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Natzweiler

In fiction

* Amyas Leigh, fictional character
* Sir Leigh Teabing, fictional character in the popular 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code and the 2006 film based on it
* Morgan Leigh, fictional character in the Canadian television show, "Radio Active"

Architecture

* Leigh & Orange, Hong Kong

References

ee also

* LEA (disambiguation)
* Leah (disambiguation)
* Lee


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  • Leigh — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Augusta Leigh (1783−1851), britische Aristokratin und Halbschwester des Dichters Lord Byron Barbara Leigh Hunt (* 1935), britische Theater , Fernseh und Filmschauspielerin Benjamin W. Leigh (1781–1849), US …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Leigh — Leigh, NE U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 442 Housing Units (2000): 212 Land area (2000): 0.603542 sq. miles (1.563166 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.005026 sq. miles (0.013016 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.608568 sq. miles (1.576182 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Leigh, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 442 Housing Units (2000): 212 Land area (2000): 0.603542 sq. miles (1.563166 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.005026 sq. miles (0.013016 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.608568 sq. miles (1.576182 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • leigh — leigh·ton·ite; ra·leigh; ray·leigh; …   English syllables

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