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Legg Name Meaning

English (mainly West Country): nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the leg from Middle English legg ‘leg’ (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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Where is the Legg family from?

You can see how Legg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Legg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Legg families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 171 Legg families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Legg's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Legg families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Legg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Legg ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Legg. 37% of Legg men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Legg women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Legg were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Servant
    17%
  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 132,000 census records available for the last name Legg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Legg 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Legg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Legg. For the veterans among your Legg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Legg lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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