Legat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Legat family
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.
Early History of the Legat family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legat 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 Legat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Legat 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 Legat 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...
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Migration of the Legat family to Ireland
Some of the Legat 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.
Legat migration to the United States +
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 immigrated 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
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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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The Legat 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.
- ^ 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)