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The distinguished and ancient German surname Leglare is derived from the Middle High German "legel," meaning "small barrel." This name may have been initially bestowed as a nickname on an overweight person. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Middle High German "laegele," meaning "barrel maker"; in this case, the name refers specifically to someone who makes small wine barrels.

Early Origins of the Leglare family


The surname Leglare was first found in Swabia, where the name is thought to have first emerged. The name Leglare was a prominent one during this formative period; the Leglare family played a major role in the early history of the region, and contributed greatly to the development of medieval Swabian society.

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Early History of the Leglare family

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Early History of the Leglare family


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Another 297 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1271, 1271, 1291, 1358, 1801, 1873, 1823, 1897, 1852 and 1919 are included under the topic Early Leglare History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Leglare Spelling Variations

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Leglare Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Legler, Legeler, Lagler, Laegeler, Lägeler, Lägler and many more.

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Early Notables of the Leglare family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Leglare family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Leglare family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Leglare family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacob Legler, who settled in Philadelphia in 1743; Christian Legler, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817; Magdalena Legler, who came to New Orleans in 1836.

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