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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Legendre family. Legendre was originally a nickname for a person who inherited his family estates from his father-in-law, deriving its origin from the Old French word "gendre," which meant "son-in-law." Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages as people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves, and many of these surnames were derived from nicknames.

Legendre Early Origins



The surname Legendre was first found in Maine where they held a family seat at De Tendron, a seigneurie in the department of Cher in the arrondissement of Sainte-Amand-Mont-Rond. A prestigious family who later moved north to Brittany.

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Legendre Spelling Variations


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Legendre Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gendron, Gendrot, Gendreau, Le Gendron, Legendron, Le Gendreau and many more.

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Legendre Early History


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Legendre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legendre research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Legendre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Legendre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legendre Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Legendre 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:

Legendre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Legendre, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Simon LeGendre, who landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Henriette Legendre, aged 32, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Jean Baptiste Legendre, aged 25, landed in New Orleans, La in 1785
  • Margueritte Labeauve Legendre, aged 55, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785

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Contemporary Notables of the name Legendre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Legendre (post 1700)



  • Robert Lucien LeGendre (1898-1931), American athlete who competed mainly in the Pentathlon
  • François Marie Guillaume Legendre d'Harvesse, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Lieutenant-General Joseph Legendre (1877-1964), French General Officer Commanding Depots, Colonial Forces in France (1939-1940)
  • Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752-1833), French mathematician
  • Louis Legendre, French politician of the Revolution period
  • Adrien Marie Legendre (1752-1833), French mathematician
  • Jacques Legendre, Canadian City Councillor in Ottawa
  • Richard Legendre (b. 1953), Canadian former professional tennis player and a Quebec politician

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Legendre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legendre 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 8 April 2015 at 10:51.

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