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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 1338 people with the Legge surname? In that year Legge was ranked number 2294 for popularity in the UK.|
"LEGG, LEGGE. The earliest reference to this
surname in old records of Banffshire is c. 1588,
when William Leg in Newmyll gave his son
his portione naturall."" In 1648 Patrick Leg"
"was indyttit and accusit haldin and reput as
ane commoun theiff and ane notorious theiff
without fang and in fang, etc. (SN&Q., I,"
S. 45-46). Margaret Leg in Stracathrow, 1627
3rechin). Gilbert Leg, weaver in Invereichnie,
1702 (Banff Rec., p. 237), and Walter Leg
was member of the Gartly Company of
Volunteers, 1798 (Witt, p. 23). Tames Legge (1815
51897), one of the most distinguished
Sinologists, was born at Huntly, Aberdeenshire. The
name has been derived from Old West Norse
Leger (J6nsson, Aarbpger for nordisk
Oldkyndiphed, 1907, p. 221), but in Scotland is
more likely to be of local origin, from ledge,
dative case of Old English (Anglo-Saxon) ledh, 'at the lea.' Matheu
de Leghe of Dumfriesshire rendered homage,
1296 (Bain, n, p. 198). Lyg 1598.
(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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|James Legge||James Legge (???; December 20, 1815 ? November 29, 1897) was a noted Scottish sinologist, a Scottish Congregationalist, representative of the London Missionary Society in Malacca and Hong Kong (1840?1873), and first professor of Chinese at Oxford University (1876?1897).|
|Walter Legge||Walter Legge (1 June 1906, London ? 22 March 1979, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France) was an influential British classical record producer, most notably for EMI.|
|Michael Legge||Michael Legge (born June 12, 1953) is a B-movie award winning Massachusetts-born actor, filmmaker, and United States postal worker.|
|Michael Legge||Michael Legge (born 11 December 1978 in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland) is an Irish actor.|
|William Vincent Legge||Colonel William Vincent Legge (2 September 1841 ? 25 March 1918) was an Australian ornithologist.|
|Alexander Legge||Alexander Legge (1866 - 1933) was a prominent American business executive, serving as president of International Harvester from 1922-1933.|
|Barry Legge||Barry Graham Legge (born October 22, 1954 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 107 games in the National Hockey League and 345 games in the World Hockey Association.|
|Eddie Legge||Edward Daniel "Eddie" Legge (12 March 1902 ? 16 December 1947) was a Scottish footballer who played for Carlisle United and York City in the Football League.|