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Early Origins of the Legros family


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.

Early History of the Legros family


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Legros Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Legros family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Legros family to the New World and Oceana


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

  • Jean-Baptiste Legros, son of Antoine and Jacques, married Marie Buet, daughter of Alexis and Françoise, in Lachine, Quebec on 24th November 1700 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Elie Legros, who settled in Quebec in 1738 from Guyenne
  • Élie Legros, son of Élie and Madeleine, married Françoise Pépin, daughter of Robert and Élisabeth, in Montreal, Quebec on 7th January 1738 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jacques Legros, son of Nicolas and Marie-Charlotte, married Marie-Josephte Gautier, daughter of Joseph and Marie-Rose, in Bout-de-l'île, Quebec on 8th January 1747 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Louis Legros, son of Jean-Baptiste and Marie, married Angélique Langevin, daughter of Louis and Madeleine, in Lachine, Quebec on 6th April 1750 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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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 [3]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

Historic Events for the Legros family



USS Arizona

  • Mr. Joseph McNeil Legros, American Seaman First Class from Louisiana, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking

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Citations


  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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ 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


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