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. The surname Legere is derived from the Old German personal name Leodegar, meaning people spear.
Early Origins of the Legere family
Early History of the Legere family
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Legere Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Leger, Léger, Liogier, Légier, Legier, Legerat, Légerat, Legeret, Légeret, Legeron, Légeron, Legere and many more.
Early Notables of the Legere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Legere family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 160 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, César Léger married in Quebec in 1644; Franç.
Contemporary Notables of the name Legere (post 1700)
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