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Origins of the Legan surname

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About the Legans

We have a total number of 895 records for people with the last name Legan.

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Where do most Legans live?

In 1921, most Legans lived in West Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Legans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 500 records for the Legan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1921.

Who were Legans most likely to marry?

Joneses

&

Johnsons

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Legans.

What are the most common Legan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Legan family members

Common jobs for Legans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Legans in 1921
House Keeper

3

House Servant

3

Potters Assistant

3

Dressmaker

2

F S

2

Common Male occupations for Legans in 1921
Coal Miner

4

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3

Attendants

2

Cooper

2

Dock Labourer

2

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