leger

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. French (Léger) and English: from the Germanic personal name Leodegar (see Ledger).
  2. French: nickname from léger ‘light’, ‘superficial’.
  3. English: see Letcher.
  4. Dutch (also de Leger): occupational name from Middle Dutch legger, ligger ‘bailiff’, ‘tax collector’.
  5. A Leger from Normandy, France, was in Quebec City by 1644; another was in Montreal by 1659. One from Limousin, France, was in Quebec City by 1691; another, from Paris, was there by 1706; and a third, from Poitou, France, arrived in 1711.
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