Last name: LEGER

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LEGER : This last name is indexed 1,294,933 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

LEGER : 1: French (Léger) and English: from the ancient Germanic personal name Leudgari composed of the elements leud ‘people’ and gari (from garwa) ‘ready eager’ or gari ‘spear’ and Latinized as Leodegar(ius). The name was borne by a 7th-century Christian saint bishop of Autun whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France. See also Ledger and St. Leger.2: French (Léger): nickname from léger ‘light superficial’.3: German: topographic name or nickname from Middle High German leger meaning ‘living place’ ‘sick bed’ ‘grave site’ or ‘(wine) cellar’.

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