Leggett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Leggett family

The surname Leggett 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.

Important Dates for the Leggett family

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

Leggett 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 Leggett 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...
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Migration of the Leggett family to Ireland

Some of the Leggett 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.

Leggett migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Leggett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Gabriel Leggett, who arrived in New York in 1640 [1]
Leggett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph R Leggett, aged 40, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • William Leggett, who landed in New York in 1824 [1]

Leggett migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Leggett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Leggett, aged 37, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Ann Leggett, aged 38, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • William Leggett, aged 10, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Kate Leggett, aged 6, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Ruth Leggett, aged 4, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Leggett (post 1700)

  • Sir Anthony James Leggett KBE, FRS (b. 1938), British world leader in the theory of low-temperature physics and co-winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize for Physics
  • William Henry Leggett (1816-1882), American botanist and journalist who founded the Torrey Botanical Bulletin
  • Robert Louis Leggett (1926-1997), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (1963-1979)
  • Maurice Lamar "Mo" Leggett (b. 1986), American football cornerback for the CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2017-) from McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • Isiah "Ike" Leggett (b. 1944), American politician, 6th Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland (2006-), Chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party (2002-2004)
  • Jordan Kristopher Leggett (b. 1995), American football tight end for the New York Jets (2017-)
  • Jack Leggett (b. 1954), American head college baseball coach of the Clemson Tigers from 1994 to 2015
  • Christopher Leggett, American producer of films, television, documentaries, music videos, and commercials from Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • William Leggett (1802-1839), American poet, fiction writer, and journalist from New York City, known for Leisure Hours at Sea (1825); Tales and Sketches of a Country School Master (1835); Naval Stories (1835); and Political Writings
  • Jay Michael Leggett (1963-2013), American actor and improv comedian who died of a heart attack on November 23, 2013, at the age of 50
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Leggett family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Cyril A Leggett (b. 1913), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Wandsworth, London, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [2]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. John Goldie Leggett, American Boatswain's Mate Second Class from Washington, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [3]

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Citations

  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. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  3. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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