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Legrosse Early Origins



The surname Legrosse 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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Legrosse Spelling Variations


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Legrosse Spelling Variations



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

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Legrosse Early History


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Legrosse Early History



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

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Legrosse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Legrosse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Legrosse 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 or some of its variants were: Elie Legros, who settled in Quebec in 1738 from Guyenne; Joseph Legros arrived in Quebec in 1690 from Normandy. In Newfoundland, the name was predominantly Legrow, and John Legrow settled in Broad Cove in 1776.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Legrosse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Legrosse 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 4 November 2013 at 19:14.

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