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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.

Legier Early Origins



The surname Legier was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France

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Legier Spelling Variations


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Legier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Leger, Léger, Liogier, Légier, Legier, Legerat, Légerat, Legeret, Légeret, Legeron, Légeron, Legere and many more.

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Legier Early History


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Legier Early History



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.

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Legier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legier Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Louis Legier, aged 52, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Bacchus" from Malaga via Maraseilles [1]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, arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Canada" from Marseilles via Lisbon [2]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

  • Adrien Legier, who landed in Montreal, Canada on the 25th of November, 1659

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Contemporary Notables of the name Legier (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "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.).
  2. ^ "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.).

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  3. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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The Legier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legier 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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