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


Similar surnames: Pegg, Clegg, Leng, Lugg, Wagg, Wigg, Hogg, Lege, Leap, Sugg

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Legg Family Origin

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Legg Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%

In 1881, the most common Legg occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Legg's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Legg. A less common occupation for the Legg family was Labourer.

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Legg Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Legg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Legg in 1945 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Legg

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