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Legg Family History

Legg Name Meaning
English (chiefly West Country): metonymic nickname for someone with some malformation or peculiarity of the leg, or just with particularly long legs, from Middle English legg (Old Norse leggr).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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11,970 Military Records
15,964 Immigration Records
124,591 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Legg Families

  • Number of Legg families
     107 - 211
     36 - 106
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Legg families
     532 - 1,062
     178 - 531
     1 - 177
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Legg families
     58 - 113
     20 - 57
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Legg Family Origin

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Legg Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Legg

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Legg Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Legg census records

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Legg Civil War Service Records

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