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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.
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
Another 93 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Leggett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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
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
- 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
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 salvatoreMotto Translation:
Jesus. The savior of mankind.
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- 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.
- 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.
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
- Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
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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