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Legg family page

This name dates back to the early 19th century in Jersey


Anne Legg married John Newlyn in St Helier in 1804

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Origins of surname

This is a long-standing English surname, which may have Viking origins. If so, it is related to the Norse personal name Leggr, but it is more likely simply to be derived from an early spelling of 'leg', and to have meant someone who had long legs or was a fast runner.

Early records

This name first appeared in St Helier records in 1811, with the marriage of William Legg, a soldier in the 62nd Regiment, to and unknown Miss Cousins. Their wedding was followed two years later by that of John Legg, of Dorset, and Esther Le Maistre, of St Helier. Their four children were baptised in the parish between 1814 and 1824.


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Legg family members who served in World War 1

  • Alfred Charles Legg (1887- ) (St H) son of Edwin George and Elizabeth Julia Downton, Lance-Cpl, RJGB


Family wills

These wills created by members of the family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Winifred Legg, 104 St Saviours Road, St Helier - 30 June 1948, D/Y/A/119
  • Thomas Legg, Meadow Vale, Grands Vaux Valley, St Helier - 14 April 1943, D/Y/A/110

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