Legacy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Legacy family

The surname Legacy was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

The name can also be traced back to the region of Picardy (French: Picardie). Prominent in early times was Arnaud de Gachon, a lawyer at the Bordeaux parliament during the sixteenth century.

Early History of the Legacy family

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Legacy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Lagace, Lagacé, Lagache, Lagasse, Gache, Gaché, Gaches, Gachet, Gachon, Lagacée and many more.

Early Notables of the Legacy family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Jacques Gaches, who was son of Pierre, a merchant born in 1523 and one of the artisans at the introduction of the Reform in Castres, consul of Castres in 1563 and first consul in 1585. Jacques was born in Castres in 1552 and became consul of the city in 1596 and again in 1604. Raymond Gaches was a pastor in the seventeenth century; Antoine-Hyppolite Gachet, born in Bordeaux in 1798, was a surgeon. The Gache family was known for three brothers who were renowned as painters in Nantes. Vincent...
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United States Legacy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legacy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Julius Legacy, who arrived in New York in 1847 [1]


  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)


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