ledger

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gār, gēr ‘spear’. The name was borne by a 7th-century bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France. (In Germany the name was connected with a different saint, an 8th-century bishop of Münster.)
  2. English: variant of Letcher, in part a deliberate alteration to avoid the association with Middle English lecheor ‘lecher’.

Famous people with this first name: Heath Ledger

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