Early Origins of the Leggitt family
The surname Leggitt was 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.
Early History of the Leggitt family
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Leggitt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Legat, Leggat, Leggatt, Leggate, Legatt, Legget, Liggat, Ligget, Liggett and many more.
Early Notables of the Leggitt family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Helming Leget (died 1412), of Tottenham, Middlesex and Black Notley, Essex
, an English politician, appointed Sheriff, Essex
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Migration of the Leggitt family to Ireland
Some of the Leggitt family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Leggitt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Leggitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- M.B. Leggitt, aged 29, who settled in America from London, in 1892
- Mrs. M.B. Leggitt, aged 27, who settled in America from London, in 1892
- Martha Leggitt, aged 7, who landed in America from Armagh, in 1897
- James H. Leggitt, aged 9, who landed in America from Armagh, in 1897
Leggitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Henry T. Leggitt, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
- Minnie L. Leggitt, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States, in 1911
- Walter Leggitt, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1918
- Robert Leggitt, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919
- Arthur Leggitt, aged 33, who emigrated to America, in 1921
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The Leggitt 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: Jesus hominum salvatore
Motto Translation: Jesus. The savior of mankind.