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Where did the Scottish Liggett family come from? When did the Liggett family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Liggett 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 Liggett 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 Liggett History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 93 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Liggett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the Liggett 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.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Liggett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Liggett, who arrived in America in 1796

Liggett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Liggett, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1809
  • A Liggett, aged 27, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852
  • Alexander, George, Robert, Samuel Liggett, all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860

Liggett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Liggett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Joseph Liggett, aged 45, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse"


  • Walter William Liggett (1886-1935), American journalist who worked at the New York Times, The Sun, New York Post, and the New York Daily News
  • Louis Kroh Liggett (1875-1946), American drug store magnate who founded Rexall Drugs, chairman of United Drug Company
  • Hunter Liggett (1857-1935), American Lieutenant General of the United States Army
  • Phil Liggett MBE (b. 1943), English commentator and journalist who covers professional cycling



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