Legron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Legron surname comes from the Old French word "grand," which in turn comes from the Latin "grandis," meaning "large" or "tall." As such, Legron 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.

Early Origins of the Legron family

The surname Legron was 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.

The Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae lists Robert, Richard, Serlo, Roger and Nicholas Grand as living in Normandy 1180-95. [1] Similarly in ancient Britain, Grand was a personal name in the Domesday Book. [2]

Important Dates for the Legron family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legron research. Another 232 words (17 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 Legron History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Legron Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Legron family (pre 1700)

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Legron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Legron migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legron Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Lorenz Legron, who arrived in America in 1752 [3]
  • Tobias Legron, who arrived in America in 1752 [3]
Legron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Legron, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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