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"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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Some Famous People with the surname of Legge

Wikipedia 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).
Wikipedia 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.
Wikipedia Michael Legge (born June 12, 1953) is a B-movie award winning Massachusetts-born actor, filmmaker, and United States postal worker.
Wikipedia Michael Legge (born 11 December 1978 in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland) is an Irish actor.
Wikipedia Colonel William Vincent Legge (2 September 1841 ? 25 March 1918) was an Australian ornithologist.
Wikipedia Alexander Legge (1866 - 1933) was a prominent American business executive, serving as president of International Harvester from 1922-1933.
Wikipedia 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.
Wikipedia 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.

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