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Legge Surname History



Early Origins of the Legge family


The surname Legge 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 Legge family


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Legge Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Legge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Legge family to Ireland


Some of the Legge family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Legge family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Legge, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • Edward Legge, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [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)
  • Anne Legge, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • John Legge, who landed in Maryland in 1679 [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)

Legge Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Edward Legge who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lotus" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 39)

Legge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Legge, aged 23, a dairy maid, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Legge (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General Barnwell Rhett Legge (1891-1949), American Instructor at Command & General Staff School (1936-1939) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Barnwell Legge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Legge/Barnwell_Rhett/USA.html
  • Professor Gordon E Legge, American Distinguished McKnight University Professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota
  • James Legge (1815-1897), Scottish missionary
  • Major-General Stanley Ferguson Legge (1900-1977), Australian Chief Administration Officer Queensland Lines of Communications Area from 1944 to 1945 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Stanley Legge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Legge/Stanley_Ferguson/Australia.html
  • Michael Legge, Irish comedian
  • Hon. Edward Legge, British Royal Navy captain
  • George Legge, British First Baron of Dartmouth
  • James Gordon Legge (1863-1947), Australian Army Lieutenant General who served in World War I
  • Colonel William Vincent Legge (1841-1918), Australian ornithologist, first President of the RAOU

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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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 39)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 2) Barnwell Legge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Legge/Barnwell_Rhett/USA.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Stanley Legge. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Legge/Stanley_Ferguson/Australia.html

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