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The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Legare.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The name Legare is derived from the Old German personal name Leodegar, meaning people-spear, although it derives its popularity from the saint who bore the name.

Legare Early Origins



The surname Legare was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has held a family seat since early times.

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Legare Spelling Variations


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Legare Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Saint-Léger, Saint-Ligier, Saint-Légers, Saint-Ligiers, Saint-Légere, Saint-Ligiays, Saint-Légay, Saint-Légais, Saint-Légait, de Saint-Léger, du Saint-Léger, de Saint-Ligier, du Saint-Ligier and many more.

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Legare Early History


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Legare Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legare research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1398, 1593, 1638, 1647, 1546 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Legare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Legare Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legare Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Legare 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:

Legare Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Solomon Legare, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1686

Legare Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Legare, who arrived in South Carolina in 1739

Legare Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John B LeGare, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Legare (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Legare (post 1700)



  • James Matthews Legaré (1823-1859), American poet
  • Hugh S. Legaré (1797-1843), American lawyer and politician
  • George Swinton Legaré (1869-1913), American politician from South Carolina
  • Étienne Légaré (b. 1984), professional Canadian football defensive tackle
  • Gérard Légaré (1908-1997), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Joseph Légaré (1795-1855), painter and glazier, artist, seigneur and political figure in Lower Canada
  • Sylvain Légaré (b. 1970), Canadian politician

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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. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Legare Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legare 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 20 November 2016 at 13:43.

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