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Legate Family History

Legate Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Leggett. English: from a medieval personal name, a variant of Legard 1 or Leger 1. French (Breton): nickname from Breton gad ‘hare’, with the le.

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

Similar surnames: Legard, Legates, Agate, Legare, Legree, Lege, Legette, Legato

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Where is the Legate family from?

You can see how Legate families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Legate family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Legate families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Legate families living in Tennessee. This was about 50% of all the recorded Legate's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Legate families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Legate surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Legate ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Legate. 33% of Legate men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Legate women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Legate were Fisherman and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • New Worker
  • Accountant
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Legate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Legate census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 653 immigration records available for the last name Legate. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Legate. For the veterans among your Legate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Legate lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Legate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Legate in 1954 was 46, and 60 in 2004.

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