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The LEGGE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,195 12851 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 225 17646 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +1970 +4795 +0.001 +4
Other Countries
Australia 782 2072 0.005 48
United Kingdom 2,709 2292 0.006 59
Top States for LEGGE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 202 6894 0.002 18
California 165 15223 0.000 5
Pennsylvania 144 10647 0.001 12
Virginia 132 5919 0.002 19
Florida 122 14632 0.001 8
Top States for LEGGE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 23 6155 0.003 30
West Virginia 43 4274 0.002 24
Vermont 14 6247 0.002 23
North Dakota 14 8028 0.002 22
Virginia 132 5919 0.002 19


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

Classification and Origin of LEGGE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LEGGE 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.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the LEGGE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LEGGE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 39 1.78
Black/African American 37 1.69
Mixed Race 28 1.28
Asian/Pacific 17 0.77
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.23
White (Caucasian) 2,069 94.26

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

Meaning of LEGGE in historical publications

LEGG. LEGGE. 1. See under lee.

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 LEGGE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LEGGE.

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 LEGGE

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