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Legg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Legg family


The surname Legg was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Legg family


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Legg Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Legge, Legg and others.

Early Notables of the Legg family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Legg family to Ireland


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Migration of the Legg family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Legg, who settled in Virginia in 1635 along with Edey, Grace, Marg., Robert, and William
  • Grace Legg, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edy Legg, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Margaret Legg, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Legg, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Legg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Legg, who landed in Virginia in 1700 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Legg, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Legg, who landed in New England in 1727 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Legg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Legg, who landed in Mississippi in 1895 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Legg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joshua Legg, who landed in Canada in 1837

Legg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph W. Legg, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  • Frederick Legg, aged 43, a stone layer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ascendant.htm
  • Frederick Legg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ascendant.htm
  • Joseph Legg, aged 27, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  • Richard Legg, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"

Legg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Legg, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • William Legg, aged 28, a servant, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Edward Legg, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Sarah Legg, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • B. Legg, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Affiance" in 1863
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Legg (post 1700)


  • Gregory Lynn "Greg" Legg (b. 1960), American former Major League Baseball player
  • John Legg (b. 1975), Florida educator and Republican politician who serves as the Representative for District 46 in the House of Representatives of the U.S. State of Florida
  • Mike Legg (b. 1975), Canadian former ice hockey player
  • Barry Charles Legg (b. 1949), British politician, Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes South West (1992–1997)
  • Stuart Legg (1910-1988), English documentary film-maker, best known for Churchill's Island (1941), which won the first Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject
  • Sir Thomas Stuart Legg KCB, QC (b. 1935), senior former British civil servant, who was Permanent Secretary of the Lord Chancellor's Department and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, United Kingdom, 1989-1998
  • Karen Legg (b. 1978), former British freestyle swimmer who won four world, two European and seven Commonwealth medals
  • Andrew "Andy" Legg (b. 1966), Welsh International footballer known for having the longest throw-in in football

Historic Events for the Legg family



HMS Dorsetshire

  • Sidney Arthur Legg (1924-1942), , aged 21, born in Westham, Dorsetshire, England, British Ordinary Telegraphist aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Reginald Legg, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

The Legg Motto


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: Gaudet tentamine virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue exults in the trial.


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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASCENDANT 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ascendant.htm
  4. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  5. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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