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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016
The surname Liggett 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Legat, Leggat, Leggatt, Leggate, Legatt, Legget, Liggat, Ligget, Liggett and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Liggett 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 Liggett History in all our PDF Extended History products
Another 93 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Liggett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
Some of the Liggett 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
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Liggett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- George Liggett, who arrived in America in 1796
Liggett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Liggett, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1809
- A Liggett, aged 27, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1852
- Alexander, George, Robert, Samuel Liggett, all arrived in Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1860
Liggett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Liggett arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
- Joseph Liggett, aged 45, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse"
- Walter William Liggett (1886-1935), American journalist who worked at the New York Times, The Sun, New York Post, and the New York Daily News
- Louis Kroh Liggett (1875-1946), American drug store magnate who founded Rexall Drugs, chairman of United Drug Company
- Hunter Liggett (1857-1935), American Lieutenant General of the United States Army
- William M. Liggett, American politician, Member of Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission, 1891
- Troy Liggett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2004
- Oscar Edward Liggett, American politician, Candidate in Republican primary for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1948
- John Liggett, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1858-61
- James Liggett, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Berks County, 1879-82
- H. C. Liggett, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1908
- George Liggett, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1920, 1924
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 salvatoreMotto Translation:
Jesus. The savior of mankind.
- Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
- Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
- Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
- Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
- Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
- Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
- Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
- Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
- Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
The Liggett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Liggett 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.
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