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Leggoold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Leggoold comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who performed good deeds or acts of kindness. The surname Leggoold belongs to a broad and miscellaneous class of surnames. Nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Leggoold family


The surname Leggoold was first found in Kent, Sussex and Wiltshire, where the name God was found in the Domesday Book. Other early records include Gilbert le Gode in the Curia Regis Rolls for Berkshire in 1212; Robert Gode in the Assize Rolls of Gloucester of 1221; and Thomas le Goude in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex of 1327.

Early History of the Leggoold family


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Leggoold Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Leggoold has undergone many spelling variations, including Good, Goode, Goad, Goade, Gudd, Gude, Legood and many more.

Early Notables of the Leggoold family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: James Good (circa 1527-1581), a London Medical Physician (MD); Thomas Goad (1576-1638), an English clergyman, controversial writer, and rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk; George Goad (died 1671), Master of Eton College; Thomas Good (Goode), (1609-1678), an English academic and clergyman, and Master of Balliol...
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Migration of the Leggoold family to Ireland


Some of the Leggoold family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Leggoold family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Leggoold were among those contributors: John Goad, age 18, who came to Virginia in 1635; Thomas Goad, age 15, who arrived in Boston Massachusetts in 1635; Robert Good, who settled in Massachusetts in 1646.

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