Leggat History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Leggat family

The surname Leggat 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 Leggat family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Leggat 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 Leggat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Leggat 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 Leggat 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...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leggat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Leggat family to Ireland

Some of the Leggat 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.

United States Leggat migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leggat Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Prudence Leggat, who settled in Barbados in 1654
  • Prudence Leggat, who landed in America in 1654-1679 [1]
Leggat Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Leggat, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785 [1]
Leggat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Walter Leggat, who landed in New Jersey in 1830 [1]
  • William Leggat, who arrived in New York in 1830 [1]

Australia Leggat migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Leggat Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Leggat, a carpenter, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832

Contemporary Notables of the name Leggat (post 1700) +

  • Graham Leggat (1934-2015), Scottish international football player who played from 1953 to 1971, managed the Toronto Metros from 1971-1972 and played for the Scotland National Teams from 1954 to 1960
  • Ian Bruce Leggat (b. 1930), former New Zealand cricketer
  • Ashley Margaret Anne Leggat (b. 1986), Canadian actress, singer, and dancer
  • Brigadier Walter Creighton Leggat (1912-1992), Commanding Officer 2nd Army Group Royal Canadian Artillery (1944-1945) [2]
  • John Gordon Leggat (1926-1973), New Zealand cricketer

The Leggat 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.

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 27) Walter Leggat. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Leggat/Walter_Creighton/Canada.html

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