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The LEGER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,211 3541 0.003 34
United States (1880 census) 324 13492 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +8887 +9951 +0.002 +28
Other Countries
Australia 14 68217 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for LEGER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 3,233 150 0.072 723
Massachusetts 1,320 607 0.021 208
Texas 858 2579 0.004 41
Florida 671 2935 0.004 42
New York 292 6375 0.002 15
Top States for LEGER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 3,233 150 0.072 723
Massachusetts 1,320 607 0.021 208
Delaware 108 1247 0.014 138
New Hampshire 140 1350 0.011 113
Connecticut 170 2536 0.005 50


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LEGER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LEGER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LEGER in Louisiana than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LEGER by picking someone at random in Louisiana than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LEGER

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: France

Language of origin: French

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LEGER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LEGER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 734 7.97
White (Hispanic) 453 4.92
Mixed Race 151 1.64
Asian/Pacific 51 0.55
Native American/Alaskan 38 0.41
White (Caucasian) 7,784 84.51

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LEGER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LEGER in historical publications

SAINT LEGER. The St. Legers came from Caen in Normandy (Chron. of Battel Abbey, p. 59), and a family tradition asserts that the patriarch, Robert, was not only present at William's inva,sion in 1066, but actually supported him with his hand as he quitted the ship I There are six places bearing this name mentioned in the Itin. de la Normandie. Its latinization is De Sancto Leodegario — its corruption, Sellinger.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to LEGER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LEGER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LEGER

The following words are slight variants of LEGER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.