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Where did the Scottish Leggette family come from? What is the Scottish Leggette family crest and coat of arms? When did the Leggette family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Leggette family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Legat, Leggat, Leggatt, Leggate, Legatt, Legget, Liggat, Ligget, Liggett and many more.
First found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leggette research. Another 314 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1400 and 1574 are included under the topic Early Leggette History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Leggette Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Leggette family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words(7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Legate, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773; Prudence Leggat settled in Barbados in 1654; Alexander, George, Robert, Samuel Liggett, all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Jesus hominum salvatore
Motto Translation: Jesus. The savior of mankind.
The Leggette Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leggette Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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