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Where did the French Legrand family come from? What is the French Legrand family crest and coat of arms? When did the Legrand family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Legrand family history?The Legrand surname comes from the Old French word "grand," which in turn comes from the Latin "grandis," meaning "large" or "tall." As such, Legrand is though to have was originally been a nickname for a large or tall person, which later became a surname. There is also a village of Lagrand in the Department of Hautes Alpes that dates from early times; some instances of this surname may have come from the name of this village.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Grand, Grands, Grande, Grandes, Gron, Gronde, Grons, Grondes, Legrand, Legrands, Legrande, Legrandes, Legron, Legronde, Legrons and many more.
First found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where this eminent family held a family seat from very early times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legrand research. Another 463 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1521, 1545, 1555, 1560, 1572, 1582, 1598, 1626, 1655, 1669, 1789, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Legrand History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Legrand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Legrand Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Legrand Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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: In variis nunquam varius
Motto Translation: Never varied in various
The Legrand Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legrand 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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