Leger Family History
Leger Name Meaning
French (Léger) and English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Leudgari composed of the elements leud ‘people’ and gari (from garwa) ‘ready eager’ or gari ‘spear’ and Latinized as Leodegar(ius). The name was borne by a 7th-century Christian saint bishop of Autun whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France. See also Ledger and St. Leger . French (Léger): nickname from léger ‘light superficial’. German: topographic name or nickname from Middle High German leger meaning ‘living place’ ‘sick bed’ ‘grave site’ or ‘(wine) cellar’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022