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The surname Legris is a name of ancient French origin. It was a Breton name given to a person with gray hair. The name Legris is derived from the Old French word "gris," which means "gray," and was often given to someone with gray hair.

Legris Early Origins



The surname Legris was first found in Brittany where this distinguished family held a family seat at Motte, and were prominent members of the aristocracy.

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Legris Spelling Variations


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Legris Spelling Variations



Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Legris some of which are Gris, Griss, Grix, LeGris, Legris, Legriss and many more.

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Legris Early History


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Legris Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legris research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 178 and 1789 are included under the topic Early Legris History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Legris Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legris Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Legris 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:

Legris Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Adrien Legris (1686), Jean Legris (1692), and Denis Legris (1728) all arrived in Quebec from Ile-de-France

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Contemporary Notables of the name Legris (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Legris (post 1700)



  • Robert Legris, Montreal Lawyer, Quebec, Canada
  • Sylvia Legris (b. 1960), Canadian poet

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Legris Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    4. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    5. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Legris Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legris 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2013 at 16:01.

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