Legrand Family History

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Legrand Name Meaning

French and English: nickname from Old French grand, grant ‘tall’, ‘large’ (occasionally used to denote seniority rather than size), with the French definite article le. It was taken to the U.S. also as Huguenot name.

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

Similar surnames: Degrand, Legard, Grand, Ferrand, Legros, Lagrand, Legrande, Lebrun

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Legrand Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Legrand name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Legrand. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • France


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Legrand Family Origin

Where is the Legrand family from?

Legrand Family Occupations

What did your Legrand ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Legrand family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Legrand. The most common Legrand occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Legrand's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Legrand ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Legrand Historical Records

What Legrand family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Legrand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Legrand census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Legrand. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Legrand. For the veterans among your Legrand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Legrand Life Expectancy

What is the average Legrand lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Legrand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Legrand in 1944 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Legrand

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Legrand ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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