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Legat Early Origins



The surname Legat 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.

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Legat Spelling Variations


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Legat Spelling Variations



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

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Legat Early History


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Legat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legat research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1574, 1412, 1403, 1408, 1406, 1407, 1575, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Legat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Legat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legat Early Notables (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 Legat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Legat In Ireland


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Legat In Ireland



Some of the Legat family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legat Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ja Legat, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Gabriel Legat, who arrived in New York in 1640
  • John Legat, who landed in New England in 1646

Legat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Legat, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Legat Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adele Legat, aged 36, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Angela Legat, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1908
  • Emil Legat, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Emile Legat, aged 33, who settled in America, in 1922
  • Emile Legat, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Legat (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Legat (post 1700)



  • Michael Legat (1923-2011), British writer of romance novels
  • Arthur Legat (1898-1960), Belgium Formula One racing driver
  • Thorsten Legat (b. 1968), former German footballer
  • Nicolai Legat (1869-1927), Russian dancer

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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: Jesus hominum salvatore
Motto Translation: Jesus. The savior of mankind.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

    The Legat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legat 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 30 August 2013 at 08:47.

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