Submitted Surname Revision History

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6/10/2016, 12:02 AM LMS
3/26/2015, 5:02 AM Frollein Gladys move from given name to surname
3/13/2009, 6:17 AM anonymous

Name Ledger
Type Surname (from given name, from nickname & from occupation)
Other Forms FormsLeodegar, Legier, Letcher, Léger, de Leger
Edit Status Statusnot set

Meaning & History

English: from a Norman personal name, Leodegar, Old French Legier, of Germanic origin, composed of the elements liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ + gar, ger ‘spear’. The name was borne by a 7th-century bishop of Autun, whose fame contributed to the popularity of the name in France. (In Germany the name was connected with a different saint, an 8th-century bishop of Münster.
Also a variant of Letcher, in part a deliberate alteration to avoid the association with Middle English lecheor ‘lecher’.
French: Variation of Léger. A nickname from léger ‘light’, ‘superficial’.
Dutch (also de Leger): occupational name from Middle Dutch legger, ligger ‘bailiff’, ‘tax collector’.
Added 3/13/2009 by anonymous