Show ContentsLegro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Directly translated the word gros means "large". It is thought that the name was originally used for a merchant that sold popular fruits or other various food items. [1]

Early Origins of the Legro family

The surname Legro was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France but one of the first records of the name was found in England where William le Gros (died 1179) was the Count of Aumale (Earl of Albemarle), Earl of York, and Lord of Holderness.

The name de Grosso was also found in Normandy around 1180 and it is assumed by some sources that this could be an early root for the name Gros in France. [2]

Early History of the Legro family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legro research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1419, 1588, 1601, 1771, 1835, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1554, 1634, 1629 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Legro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Legro Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gros, Graux, Graulx, Grot, Graut, Grauts, Grault, Graults, Grau, Graus, Graue, Graues, Gross, de Gros and many more.

Early Notables of the Legro family (pre 1700)

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United States Legro migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Legro was a fisherman of East Cul de Sac in 1851

  1. Dionne, N.-E., Origine Des Familles Canadiennes-Français. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X) on Facebook