Legrow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Legrow family

The surname Legrow 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.

Important Dates for the Legrow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Legrow research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1531, 1629, 1714, and 1746 are included under the topic Early Legrow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Legrow Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Legrow family (pre 1700)

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Legrow migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Legrow Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Legrow, who settled in Broad Cove, Newfoundland in 1776 [1]
Legrow Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Legrow, who settled in Bay de Verde, Newfoundland in 1804 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Legrow (post 1700)

  • Mary Alice "Marty" LeGrow (b. 1981), American alternative comics artist
  • Wynne LeGrow, Canadian-born, American retired nephrologist, Democratic nominee for Congress in Virginia's 4th congressional district in 2010
  • Elise Madeline LeGrow (b. 1987), Canadian recording artist and songwriter former member of the band Whale Tooth

Citations

  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
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