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Legh Surname Origin
(Locality). A town in England, a pasture or meadow, the same as Ley, or Lea. The frequency of this family name in Cheshire, England, led to the old proverb, 'As many Leighs as fleas, Masseys as asses, and Davenports as dog's tails.'
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Legh Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Legh family history than the origin of your surname:
A Legh Family History Thought:
'It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.' -- Plutarch