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Early Origins of the Ligate family


The surname Ligate was first found in Buckinghamshire, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Ligate family

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Early History of the Ligate family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ligate research.
Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1574, 1412, 1403, 1408, 1406, 1407, 1575, 1612 and are included under the topic Early Ligate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ligate Spelling Variations

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Ligate Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Legat, Leggat, Leggatt, Leggate, Legatt, Legget, Liggat, Ligget, Liggett and many more.

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Early Notables of the Ligate family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Ligate family (pre 1700)


Notable among the family at this time was Helming Leget (died 1412), of Tottenham, Middlesex and Black Notley, Essex, an English politician, appointed Sheriff, Essex and Hertfordshire for...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ligate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Ligate family to Ireland

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Migration of the Ligate family to Ireland


Some of the Ligate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Ligate family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Ligate family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Legate, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1773; Prudence Leggat settled in Barbados in 1654; Alexander, George, Robert, Samuel Liggett, all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860..

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The Ligate Motto

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The Ligate Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Jesus hominum salvatore
Motto Translation: Jesus. The savior of mankind.


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