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Legros Early Origins



The surname Legros was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family was anciently seated at Gros, a village and seigneurie in the department of Eure in the canton of Amfreville. The first on record was about 1066 when Odon leGros was accused of the murder of Gilbert, Count of Brionne, although another historian ascribes the murder to an entirely different person.

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Legros Spelling Variations


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Legros Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Legros, LeGros, Legross, Legrow, Grosville and others.

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Legros Early History


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Legros Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legros research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1531, 1629, 1714, and 1746 are included under the topic Early Legros History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Legros Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legros Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Legros 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:

Legros Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antoine Legros, aged 20, who landed in Louisiana in 1720 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Legros Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Charles LeGros, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1868

Legros Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Augustus LeGros, who arrived in Alabama in 1926 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Legros Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Legros, who arrived in Quebec in 1690 from Normandy

Legros Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Elie Legros, who settled in Quebec in 1738 from Guyenne

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Contemporary Notables of the name Legros (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Legros (post 1700)



  • James LeGros (b. 1962), American movie and Television actor
  • Maximin Legros, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Maximin Legros. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • Joseph Legros (1739-1793), French singer and composer
  • Alphonse Legros (1837-1911), French etcher, painter, and sculptor

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, April 8) Maximin Legros. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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The Legros Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legros 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 7 May 2016 at 20:00.

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