Early Origins of the Ligat family
The surname Ligat 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 Ligat family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ligat research.Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1574, 1412, 1403, 1408, 1406, 1407, 1575, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Ligat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ligat Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Legat, Leggat, Leggatt, Leggate, Legatt, Legget, Liggat, Ligget, Liggett and many more.
Early Notables of the Ligat 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 Ligat family to Ireland
Some of the Ligat family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ligat family to the New World and Oceana
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 Ligat 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.