Legras History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Legras surname is of uncertain origins and may have arisen independently from different sources; some instances of the name are thought to derive from the place name La Grâce, in Marne.

Early Origins of the Legras family

The surname Legras was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Legras family

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Legras Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Grasse, Grase, Gresse, Grese, Gras, Le Grasse, Du Grasse, Du Gras, DeGrace, Degrace and many more.

Early Notables of the Legras family (pre 1700)

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Legras Ranking

In France, the name Legras is the 852nd most popular surname with an estimated 5,999 people with that name. [1]


Canada Legras migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legras Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Legras, son of Georges and Rachel, who married Marie-Geneviève Maillet, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 8th November 1677 [2]
Legras Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Legras, son of Pierre and Françoise, who married Anne Rivaut, daughter of Pierre and Marie, in Quebec on 23rd September 1705 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Legras, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marguerite, who married Élisabeth Groisa, daughter of Jean-Baptiste-Ignace and Jeanne, in Quebec on 23rd October 1732 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Legras, son of Jean and Marie, who married Geneviève Gamelin, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Jeanne, in Saint-François-du-Lac, Quebec on 11th January 1733 [2]
  • Étienne Legras, son of Jean and Catherine, who married Marie-Josephte Freneuse, daughter of François and Marie-Josephte, in Cap-Saint-Ignace, Quebec on 18th March 1745 [2]


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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