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The name Ledgerwood reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is based on the name of the famous St. Leger.

Ledgerwood Early Origins



The surname Ledgerwood 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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.

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Ledgerwood Spelling Variations


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Ledgerwood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Ledgerwood have been found, including St.Leger, Leger, Legere, Sallinger, Sellinger, St. Ledger and many more.

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Ledgerwood Early History


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Ledgerwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ledgerwood research. Another 439 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1767, 1540, 1631 and 1678 are included under the topic Early Ledgerwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ledgerwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ledgerwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ledgerwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ledgerwood In Ireland


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Ledgerwood In Ireland



Some of the Ledgerwood family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Ledgerwood were among those contributors:

Ledgerwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Agnes Ledgerwood, who landed in Virginia in 1739
  • Elener Ledgerwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1739
  • James Ledgerwood, who landed in Virginia in 1739
  • Jane Ledgerwood, who arrived in Virginia in 1739
  • Martha Ledgerwood, who landed in Virginia in 1739
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ledgerwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ledgerwood (post 1700)



  • Thomas D. II Ledgerwood, American politician, Independent Candidate for U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, 1992
  • John Ledgerwood (1897-1980), American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Clinton County; Elected 1950
  • Charles Bennett Ledgerwood (1906-1999), American politician, Mayor of Carlsbad, California, 1958-60
  • Catherine Ledgerwood, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1948
  • Nikolas "Nik" Ledgerwood (b. 1985), Canadian footballer

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Motto


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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: Haut et bon
Motto Translation: High and good.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  11. ...

The Ledgerwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ledgerwood 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.

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