lageard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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lageard is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the name of the famous St. Leger.
Early Origins of the lageard family
The surname lageard was first found in Kent where Robert St. Leger was granted estates at Ulcombe and became Lord of the Manor of Ulcombe. "Ulcombe Place and manor belonged to the family of St. Leger, of whom Sir Robert, of an ancient house in Normandy, is said to have supported the Conqueror with his hand when landing on the Sussex coast. The present edifice, [(church)] which is in the later English style, contains some very old monuments to the St. Legers."  He also held estates at Bexhill in Sussex. Another source claims that Robert actually assisted William, Duke of Normandy from the boat which brought him to England in 1066 prior to the Battle of Hastings.
Important Dates for the lageard family
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lageard Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname lageard include St.Leger, Leger, Legere, Sallinger, Sellinger, St. Ledger and many more.
Early Notables of the lageard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lageard family to Ireland
Some of the lageard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the lageard family
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first lageards to arrive on North American shores: John St. Ledger settled in Canada in 1841; William St. Leger settled in New Orleans in 1823.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.