Origins Available: French
The surname Legue is a patronymic
name; it is derived from the given name Adigari, a Germanic personal name
. It means "noble spear." Such militaristic names were quite popular in the Middle Ages, which was an era of almost permanent warfare in Europe. The formulation of the surname started as L'ardigari, which was shortened and corrupted over time to the current version of the name.
Early Origins of the Legue family
The surname Legue was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this impressive family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Legue family
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Legue Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Lagier, Lagiez, Lagié, Lagiée, Lagiait, Lagiais, Lagiaies, Lagiay, Lagiest, Lagiet, Lagyer, Lagyez, Lagyé, Lagyée, Lagyait, Lagyais, Lagyaies, Lagyay, Lagyest and many more.
Early Notables of the Legue family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Legue family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Legue Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Wynard Legue, aged 24, who landed in America from Leist, in 1905
- Elisabeth Legue, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Rheinhein, Germany, in 1909
- Jaime Legue, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1917
- Jame Frank Legue, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1921