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Le gros Early Origins



The surname Le gros was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family was anciently seated at Gros, a village and seigneurie in the department of Eure in the canton of Amfreville. The first on record was about 1066 when Odon leGros was accused of the murder of Gilbert, Count of Brionne, although another historian ascribes the murder to an entirely different person.

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Le gros Spelling Variations


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Le gros Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Legros, LeGros, Legross, Legrow, Grosville and others.

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Le gros Early History


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Le gros Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Le gros research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1531, 1629, 1714, and 1746 are included under the topic Early Le gros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Le gros Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Le gros Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Le gros Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Le gros Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Legros, aged 20, landed in Louisiana in 1720

Le gros Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Charles LeGros settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868

Le gros Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Augustus LeGros, who arrived in Alabama in 1926

Le gros Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Legros arrived in Quebec in 1690 from Normandy

Le gros Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elie Legros, who settled in Quebec in 1738 from Guyenne

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Contemporary Notables of the name Le gros (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Le gros (post 1700)



  • James LeGros (b. 1962), American movie and Television actor
  • Maximin Legros, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Joseph Legros (1739-1793), French singer and composer
  • Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), French etcher, painter, and sculptor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    6. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Le gros Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Le gros Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 May 2016 at 20:00.

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