Lecat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Lecat family

The surname Lecat 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 Lecat family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lecat research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1574, 1412, 1403, 1408, 1406, 1407, 1575, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Lecat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Lecat Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Legat, Leggat, Leggatt, Leggate, Legatt, Legget, Liggat, Ligget, Liggett and many more.

Early Notables of the Lecat 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 and Hertfordshire for...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lecat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Lecat family to Ireland

Some of the Lecat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Lecat migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lecat Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Francois LeCat, aged 22, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Lecat (post 1700) +

  • François-Joseph Lecat, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Jean-Philippe Lecat (1935-2011), French politician, Minister of Information (1973-1974)
  • Stéphane Lecat (b. 1971), French gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist long-distance swimmer who swan the English Channel on 23 August 2003 in a time of 8 h 19 mins


The Lecat 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.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) François-Joseph Lecat. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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