The prestigious French surname Legier is a proud sign of a rich and dynamic ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
in France were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The surname Legier is derived from the Old German personal name
Leodegar, meaning people spear.
Early Origins of the Legier family
The surname Legier was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France
Early History of the Legier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legier research.Another 114 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1594, 1615, 1631, 1640, 1652, 1684, 1686, 1734, and 1766 are included under the topic Early Legier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Legier Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Leger, Léger, Liogier, Légier, Legier, Legerat, Légerat, Legeret, Légeret, Legeron, Légeron, Legere and many more.
Early Notables of the Legier family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Antoine I Léger, a theologian born in 1594. Antoine II, his son, was a protestant pastor. Born in Geneva in 1652, Antoine II was pastor at a parish in the country around Geneva, and in 1684 he became the town pastor. In 1686... Another 97 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Legier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Legier family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Legier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Louis Legier, aged 52, who arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Bacchus" from Malaga via Maraseilles CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNLY-CJ6 : 6 December 2014), Louis Legier, 08 Aug 1922; citing departure port Malaga via Maraseilles, arrival port New York, ship name Bacchus, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Amable Legier, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Canada" from Marseilles via Lisbon CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN4L-K4C : 6 December 2014), Amable Legier, 19 Aug 1924; citing departure port Marseilles via Lisbon, arrival port New York, ship name Canada, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Legier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Mr. Jean Legier, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Pierre de Voyer d'Argenson, arriving on 12th April 1658 CITATION[CLOSE]
Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
- Adrien Legier, who landed in Montreal, Canada on the 25th of November, 1659
Contemporary Notables of the name Legier (post 1700)
- Pierre Joseph Légier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Pierre Légier. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html