Last name origins & meanings:
- French (Léger) and English: from the Germanic
personal name Leodegar (see Ledger).
- French: nickname from léger ‘light’, ‘superficial’.
- English: see Letcher.
- Dutch (also de Leger): occupational name from Middle Dutch legger, ligger
‘bailiff’, ‘tax collector’.
- 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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