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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.

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


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

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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 Leggett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Leggett 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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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

Leggett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph R Leggett, aged 40, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Leggett, who landed in New York in 1824

Leggett Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Leggett, aged 37, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Ann Leggett, aged 38, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • William Leggett, aged 10, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Kate Leggett, aged 6, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
  • Ruth Leggett, aged 4, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ballochmyle" in 1874
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  • Jay Michael Leggett (1963-2013), American actor and improv comedian
  • Mortimer Dormer Leggett (1821-1896), American lawyer, school administrator, professor, and major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • Lucille Leggett (1896-1965), American painter of adobe homes, ghost towns, ranches and the desert
  • William Leggett (1802-1839), American writer
  • 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 C. Leggett (b. 1939), Canadian academic who served as the 17th Principal of Queen's University from 1994 to 2004
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Leggett Historic Events



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  • Mr. Cyril A Leggett (b. 1913), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Wandsworth, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in 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: Jesus hominum salvatore
Motto Translation: Jesus. The savior of mankind.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Leggett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Leggett 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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