Crest: A crescent Argent
Motto: Virtute Cresco (I grow by virtue)
Origin of Name: From Anglo-Saxon word ‘lisse’, which means ‘happy’
Clan Chief: Jonathan Leask of That Ilk
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There a couple of theories as to the origin of this name; one is from the Anglo-Saxon ‘lisse’ which means ‘happy’, another is that it comes from the Norse for ‘stirring fellow’, and yet another recent suggestion has been that it comes from Liscus, chief of the Haedui, a tribe of Gauls described by Julius Caesar in his Gallic Wars. Also, the Castle of Boulogne, once the possession of Charlemagne, at one time belonged to a family called de Lesque.
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