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The surname Legg was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Legge, Legg and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legg research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1647, 1691, 1673, 1682, 1683, 1685 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Legg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Legg Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Legg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 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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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Legg settled in Virginia in 1635 along with Edey, Grace, Marg., Robert, and William
  • Grace Legg, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Edy Legg, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Margaret Legg, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • William Legg, who landed in Virginia in 1663
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Legg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Legg, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • James Legg, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • John Legg, who landed in New England in 1727

Legg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Legg, who landed in Mississippi in 1895

Legg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Joshua Legg, who landed in Canada in 1837

Legg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph W. Legg, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington"
  • Frederick Legg, aged 43, a stone layer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Frederick Legg arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ascendant" in 1849
  • Joseph Legg, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Richard Legg, aged 27, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"

Legg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Legg, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • William Legg, aged 28, a servant, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850
  • Edward Legg arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Sarah Legg arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • B. Legg arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Affiance" in 1863
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  • Gregory Lynn "Greg" Legg (b. 1960), American former Major League Baseball player
  • John Legg (b. 1975), Florida educator and Republican politician who serves as the Representative for District 46 in the House of Representatives of the U.S. State of Florida
  • Mike Legg (b. 1975), Canadian former ice hockey player
  • Barry Charles Legg (b. 1949), British politician, Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes South West (19921997)
  • Stuart Legg (1910-1988), English documentary film-maker, best known for Churchill's Island (1941), which won the first Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject
  • Sir Thomas Stuart Legg KCB, QC (b. 1935), senior former British civil servant, who was Permanent Secretary of the Lord Chancellor's Department and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, United Kingdom, 1989-1998
  • Karen Legg (b. 1978), former British freestyle swimmer who won four world, two European and seven Commonwealth medals
  • Andrew "Andy" Legg (b. 1966), Welsh International footballer known for having the longest throw-in in football
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Legg Historic Events



HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Reginald Legg, British Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
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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: Gaudet tentamine virtus
Motto Translation: Virtue exults in the trial.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. 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).
    3. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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    The Legg Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legg 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.

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