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Legget Early Origins



The surname Legget 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.

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Legget Spelling Variations


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Legget Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Legat, Leggat, Leggatt, Leggate, Legatt, Legget, Liggat, Ligget, Liggett and many more.

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Legget Early History


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Legget Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legget research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1574, 1412, 1403, 1408, 1406, 1407, 1575, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Legget History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Legget Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legget Early Notables (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 Legget Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Legget In Ireland


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Legget In Ireland



Some of the Legget family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legget Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Legget, who arrived in America in 1795

Legget Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Legget, aged 42, landed in New York in 1812
  • James Legget, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Joseph R Legget, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1812

Legget Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christr Legget, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • John Legget, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Mary Legget, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Legget (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Legget (post 1700)



  • Robert Ferguson Legget (1904-1994), American civil engineer, historian and non-fiction writer

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Motto


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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Legget Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legget 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 20 November 2014 at 00:34.

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